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How can I find out whether my mother was adopted (officially) or fostered , or was she simply 'between the cracks'' ???

Question by Andy41

My mother was born Hellen Augst, in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington on 3 March 1916, to Herbert Augst and Hazel Ellen Thayer(nee Penisten). soon after, she was Fostered to Clarence and Miinnie Harris in Spokane Washington ???
She was later ''Adopted'' by Samuel A. and Minnie Littleton,and raised as MARY ANN LITTLETON, in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
ANY ASSISTANCE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

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by SCMimi on 2016-01-27 15:56:13

Have you looked for her birth certificate? That may answer the first question. Look at census records to see where all of these people were living and what their occupations were. Is this a time of economic distress? Were there other children, did Hellen have siblings? She may have been been born to this couple and then for some reason the couldn't continue taking care of her. Was there an illness or a death. Try newspapers in Spokane during that time period for obituaries, economic information, even listings of births.
Good luck!

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