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Board Name: England (Adoption Related)
Gail Stacey UK Mar 20, 2004
Seeking KEVIN BALL (birthname)

You were born 05/05/55 at the Grange,Moseley, Birmingham, a home for unmarried mothers, under the Lahai Roi adoption service (apparently known for changing birthdates). Your mother was MARGARET BALL. She was sent away 6 weeks after you were born as they said they'd found a nice couple for you. She hadn't signed anything at this point. Your adopted parents ran a childrens' home and your a-father was a draughtsman. Margaret was an illegitimate child born in 1932, and grew up in homes...the Lahai Roi thought it right to place children into similar backgrounds as their mothers then!
Margaret couldn't cope without you and the day after she was separated from you she contacted the home and was told that if she could find a place to live and obtain nappies, a crib etc to show she could care for you she could go and get you. She asked all her friends for help and fulfilled the requests of the matron of the home.
She travelled back to Moseley to collect you...her first born...and, in haste, signed the forms to release you into her care...but what she actually did was sign her rights away. Margaret married your Italian father (who didn't want the shame at the time) and had another son with him, so you have a full brother, and also a half-brother and a half-sister....me :)
Please get in touch!
Gail

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