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Offline Adrienne Lovett

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Not Sure where to Begin...
« on: Friday 17 November 17 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone! My dad was adopted by a nurse at his orphanage in St. Louis when he was a baby. That was 1946. Once an adult he tried to locate his biological family and supposedly the records were closed and I believe the orphanage had burned down. I've tried all sites ancestry, my heritage, family search with no luck. So finally due to a rare and genetic disease that both my father and I have and now possibly my son, as well. I felt it was time to do a DNA sample. I did it through genes for good and the email said it could take up to 14 weeks. Is there anything that I can do in the mean time to to enhance my search? I feel like I'm at a stand still. I don't even know which country my dad was from! Thank you in advance!

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Re: Not Sure where to Begin...
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 November 17 14:16 GMT (UK) »
Missouri adoption records are closed but from early next year your father will be able to request an original (pre-adoption) copy of his birth certificate:
http://health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/adopteerightsact.php

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Re: Not Sure where to Begin...
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 November 17 14:24 GMT (UK) »
He actually passed away from Huntington Disease 10 years ago. Am I able to access? Iíve tried through the VA but no luck there.

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Re: Not Sure where to Begin...
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 November 17 15:01 GMT (UK) »
I suspect that as a direct descendant you should, especially with that medical need, be able to get the assistance you need. Good luck.
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Re: Not Sure where to Begin...
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 November 17 15:13 GMT (UK) »
I suspect that as a direct descendant you should, especially with that medical need, be able to get the assistance you need. Good luck.

I would agree with that as there are exceptional circumstances here...On a different note...some time ago I approached the Missouri NA and they sent me a 72 page Probate report of an ancestor of mine, free of charge as they said it was their policy to assist descendants seeking help from abroad.

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Re: Not Sure where to Begin...
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 November 17 15:16 GMT (UK) »
MO vital records just told me I would have to have a court order! Aye aye aye 😪

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Re: Not Sure where to Begin...
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 November 17 19:17 GMT (UK) »
MO vital records just told me I would have to have a court order! Aye aye aye 😪

As an individual maybe, but what about your doctor looking for them??
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 November 17 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Somewhere there will be a way to get hold of the information. Getting the right person at the other end of the 'phone or e-mail is often the trick. Keep trying.
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