BAKER & SHAVER near Beaumont, Texas - I was adopted in 1952 & never met my birthfather or his family which are my family too. Now, we are all getting too old to wait any longer. Please respond!
I was adopted at birth, through a privately arranged adoption and now I am doing research on my birth family.
My birthfather and his family were living in the Beaumont, Texas area at the time of my birth 03/28/1952. Since, my adoption was privately arranged by my birth grandmother Elsie and her friend; as soon as I asked, I was given the names of my birthparents and contact information for my birthmother. I wrote a letter to my birthmother and we met in 1984 about a week later.
Since my adoptive parents told me about my adoption when I was very young, this was never a secret while I was growing up. However, I waited until my adoptive mother was in the final stages of cancer, before I looked up my birthmother and even then, kept it a secret from my adoptive parents, who are now both deceased (my mother died in 1984 and my father died n 2003).
The surnames of my birthfather's family are Baker, Shaver and possibly Ivey. At the time of my birth, his family was living in the Beaumont, Texas area.
The surnames of my birthmother's family are Perkins, Sharp, Hennings, Guillory, Amy, Parcell and Landry.
If you are a memeber of my family or if you have information on my extended family, the names of the Parents of my Grandparents, GGGrands, GGGGrands, etc. as well as, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Sisters or Brothers, etc., please post and let me know or send a private message through this site. None of us are getting any younger and I just think it is time to try and make contact. If for no other reason than to complete "Our Family Tree" for our children and their children and all the generations of their children that come in the future.
You may not have been told about me, however, my birthmother says that my son looks just like my birthfather.
I am still working on all the links to my birthfamily and would like to go as far back as possible.
It is up to me to gather this information for my children, especially since I was adopted. I want to complete my part of the family tree for my children and then start working on their father's part. He died at 52 yrs of age a few days before Christmas in 2003.
I am new to this site, so I appreciate your patience as I learn how this works.