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Board Name: England (Adoption Related)
KERIN EILEEN HEWITT TAMPA FLORIDA Aug 25, 2004
HELLO

My name is Kerin Eileen Hewitt. I am a 43-year-old female, born 04/26/61. I have just recently discovered that I am adopted. I'm trying to locate information on my birth family, but am currently starting from scratch, as I have no information to go on. My skin tone is that of an African-American, however, my odd hair texture indicates that I may be mixed - perhaps part native-American or Hispanic - but again, I don't know, I am only guessing. I was born with a clubbed foot, which was later diagnosed as polio. Although my birth mother might not have known about the polio, I believe that the foot would probably have been noticeable, if she saw me before they took me away. My birth certificate, which is only the size of a credit card (is yellow and laminated), which I am told is called an "amended certificate" shows my birth date as 4/26/1961, with a "record filed" date of 5/01/1961. This certificate shows my birthplace as Tampa / Hillsborough Co. Florida, with local registrar's number 2893. The doctor who signed this birth certificate appears to be John S. Neill, M.D.; however, his signature is only partially legible. His last name could be Hell, Ire ill, Quill or Burl. I was recently informed by Mt. Senior Higgins from Saint Lawrence Catholic church and school that he recalls calling Dr. Mrs. Hewitt asking them if they were interested in adopting me. They said yes it was through Catholic Charities Services in Tampa Florida and my social workers name was Ms. Franco. I also have been informed that my mother was from New York City. My family has never talked about this, so the information I have is very vague. The parents who ended up adopting me were an African American couple, Dr. John Lewis Hewitt, DDS and his wife, Vennda Rei Hewitt. However, Vennda Rei passed away when I was 10 years of age; shortly after that, the adoption was somehow rescinded and I was returned to foster care. I lived out the remainder of my childhood bouncing from one foster home to another. My aforementioned adopted father, Dr. Hewitt, was one of the first African American dentists to set up practice in Hillsborough County, and he has a sister named Marta. My aforementioned adopted mother, Vennda Rei ei maidenís name of McFarlin, she had several brothers and sisters, named Constance, Pruth, Kernna, Kernell, and Marcia or Martha. I don't know how much of this is relevant, but I am listing everything that I know, in the hopes that something might ring a bell to someone out there.

IF THERE IS ANY OTHER INFORMATION I CAN PROVIDE PLEASE E-MAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

KERIN EILEEN HEWITT
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