A friend's mother, Brenda, was illegally adopted and we're looking for information on her biological parents.
The information that Brenda was told about the story of her birth and adoption is:
Doris Woods was pregnant and knew that she could not keep her baby. A lady who met Doris had a sister who had had six miscarriages and desperately wanted a child. They made a plan that when Doris went to the hospital to have her baby, she would register as Effie Marie Martin (the sister who had the miscarriages). In September 1954, Doris registered at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans as Effie Marie Martin and gave birth to Brenda on 9/24/1954 at 12:33 a.m. After giving birth, she left the hospital without telling anyone she was leaving, and the real Effie Marie Martin came into the hospital, took the baby and signed out of the hospital as herself, taking the baby as her own.
Understandably, we have very information on Brenda's genetic mother. What we do know is that her name was Doris Woods and we believe she lived on Caliope Street or Prytania Street in New Orleans. Brenda was told that Doris had two other children, Joyce and Marvin (or Merlin) Woods. Doris's mother's name is possibly Ruth.
If anyone is able to fill in some of the pieces of this puzzle, please contact me.
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