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Board Name: England (Adoption Related)
Heather G Mason Boreham,Essex UK Apr 08, 2003
I have recently had my birth records/file from Social Services.

I was born PAMELA MARY GRAY...13 Jan 1961.
Birth mother JANET MARGARET GRAY nee BAll d.o.b. 16 Sept 1939.Her family were from Wood Green London.She was living in Hackney area when I was born and worked as a Nursery Nurse.

My father it says, in my file, to be a HUSSAN REFFAT a Turkish Cypriot, he did not know of my birth.

JANET was had been married to a WILLIAM CECIL GRAY on 16 March 1957.WILLIAM was at that time a Metropolitan Police Officer and they lived in Marlylebone/St Pancras area. They divorced in 1960? ...but they had a child ,my half sister LORRAINE MARGARET GRAY born 16 March 1957. On obtaining a copy of Lorraine Birth Certificate it said she was adopted .....although at the time of my adoption she was still with her mother and there is no mention of her possible adoption in my file.My mother, it says, did not intend telling her of my birth. Was Lorraine later adopted by Janet and a new partner when she possibly re-married????...... or was she given up for adoption?? Where is she now? I was really suprised to find she existed as my adoptive parents were not told ,in fact they were told very little!

If anyone has any information relating to anyone metioned here I would love to know. I am not looking to disturb anyones life yet there are answers I feel I need......just want to build up a picture of the circumstances. Am not necessarily after meeting up with anyone but just curious as to how life has turned out.......and want to let JANET know I understand that it must have been a very difficult time for her to be in such a situation and do not hold any bad feeling toward her for making such a decision.
I have had a very happy life but just feel somewhat incomplete not knowing certain things about my life. I am married with a beatiful 11 yr old daughter.......it is not easy having no blood relatives but having her at least made me feel I have someone I am blood tied to.It is quite an odd feeling to find your beginnings consist of a few scappy papers photocopied from microfilm!Mind you that is better than not knowing anything at all!
If anyone knows anything that might help me please get in touch. I will respect your privacy.
thank you.
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