Registrant Marilyn Hetherington is an adoptee's spouse looking for birth mother. The adoptee was born in Delaware in 1953 on May 2nd. He was born Douglas Robert Neel in Wilmington in New Castle County to a 22 year old birthmother. private adoption handled the adoption. His adoptive name became Howard Lee Hetherington.

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Delaware Adoption Record: # 87079

Adoptee's Spouse looking for Birth Mother
Marilyn Hetherington

Adoptee's Info
Birth Name: Douglas Robert Neel
Adoptive Name: Howard Lee Hetherington
Date of Birth: May 2, 1953 at 11:55am (now 65 years old)
Gender: Male
Birth Location: Wilmington city, New Castle county, Delaware USA

Birthmother's Info
Name: Unknown
Born: Unknown
Age at Adoptee's Birth: 22
Religion: Protestant

Birthfather's Info
Name: Unknown
Born: Unknown
Age at Adoptee's Birth: 24
Religion: Protestant

Born at Hospital: Delaware Memorial
Birth Certificate:
Adoption Agency: private adoption

Additional Info
Mother resided in New Jersey and was married to someone else at the time. She had no other children at the time. The father was not married at the time. Both were caucasion. Because they were not married, there was no termination of parental reights needed and no other information regarding the father is available in the file. The agency that unofficially facilitated the adoption was the RockaBye Nursery in Wilmington, DE (address: 207 W. 14th St, Wilmington - Mrs. Hotaling) and he was placed in the adoptive parents' care on May 7, 1953 at that nursery. The mother relinquished her parental rights in Orphan's Court of Chester County, PA on Dec. 16, 1953.

Registered: August 26, 2018

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