Looking for information about a private adoption in Balclutha, NZ, in 1953. The mother was a midwife, Rebecca Wilson McGrath and the father unknown. The adoption was managed by a Dr Henry Earl Windle of Dunedin. Can anyone shed any light? Thanks!
Baby was a boy, named Robert McGrath by his mother, then adopted by Jim and Jean Shanks and named Earl James. Born 23/02/1953, adopted about 2 weeks later. We have managed to find quite a bit of history about Rebecca and have even been to Scotland to see where she was born, but have had no luck tracing the father at all.