Summary

Registrant Tami Smith is a biological sister looking for her brother. The adoptee was born in Illinois in 1959 in July. He was born Whennen to 14 year old birthmother Ellen Louise Stanton (maiden name Whennen).

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Illinois Adoption Record: # 21784

Biological Sister looking for Adoptee
Tami Smith

Adoptee's Info
Birth Name: Whennen
Adoptive Name:
Date of Birth: Jul 1959 (now 58 years old)
Gender: Male
Birth Location: Unknown city, Unknown county, Illinois USA

Birthmother's Info
Name: Ellen Louise Stanton (Whennen)
Born: Sep 29, 1944 (now 73 years old)
Age at Adoptee's Birth: 14
Religion: Unknown

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

Born at Hospital:
Birth Certificate:
Adoption Agency:

Additional Info
Mom said she was at a 'all girl's home in St. Louis Missouri for most of her pregnancy which was located close to General Hospital. The baby was born between July 4 - 10th. Ms. Chapin (a probation officer/court officer from Illinois) handled the adoption arrangements back in Decatur, Illinois where the adoption was finalized in the judge's chamber. We have been told that it was a doctor and his wife that worked with my aunt that adopted him but do not know for sure but my aunt kept in touch with them over the years. (She passed before we found this out).


Registered: February 17, 2013

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