Friday, February 2, 2007

ISO Donna Kathleen (birth name), 1-28-1996 NY who is my niece

Hi all,

I am helping my sister-in-law locate her adopted daughter. She was given the name, Donna Kathleen Shaffer at birth on January 28, 1966. Donna would be my niece and we believe she was born at St. John's Hospital in Westchester County, NY. Dr. Capone delivered her, she was about 2-3 weeks premature and weighed about 4 lbs but was otherwise healthy. We believe she was adopted by a couple who lived in Westchester County, NY.

The entire birth family hopes to make contact with her. A loving relationship with her would be our ultimate wish, however, if that is not her desire, we wish at least to make contact and share medical information that would be useful to her and any children she may have.

Sandy, Donna's mother, would love to hold her just once more and be given the opportunity to let her know that she was loved very much. She was forced to give her up for adoption by her own mother who forbid her to bring this beautiful baby girl home. A letter explaining the circumstances was given to Donna's adoptive parents and that letter was to be given to her when she reached legal age. We don't know if she ever read the letter but we all searching, hoping to have the chance to welcome her into our family where she has been loved and missed every day of our lives.

We are new to searching and have started this blog as one of our many attempts to make ourselves more visible on the internet. I'll be updating it very soon.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful site, Patty! I hope Donna or someone that knows Donna, reaches out to you and your lovely family.
Jules, NY

joannes blog said...

You did a great job with this blog. I wish you all the best in your search

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Patty -- I was at St Faith's with Sandy (If I remember correctly, there were 3 Sandys there at the same time.). I am helping an adoptee whose birthmother was at St Faith's during the same period. I am hoping that Sandy remembers more about the residents than I do! I would like to put her in touch with my adoptee friend and see what she comes up with. I'm glad she found Donna and hope that things are going well between them. I was reunited 10 years ago with my daughter, and things are okay.