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