Hi, QDM. I'm Lisa, a 1963 Florida adoptee. Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself and ask how your search it going.
I'm putting together a page here on myHeritage that will have adoption search tips, tricks, hints, helpful sites, etc.. If you have found helpful resource, or have advice for other adoptees, please send me a brief email so that I can publish it on the page.
A very helpful thing you could send is the links to Iowa public records, search groups, etc...
I don't know much about webmastering, so don't laugh to hard if it starts out rather amateurish.
Your friend and fellow adoptee,
Florida Adoptee ISO bFamily, info
Born January 1963, Gainesville, FL
ISO Sandra Strickland [maiden name], est yr of birth 1941. Has completed at least a 2 yr college degree, possibly more. Was in Gainesville attending University of Florida. May have come to UF from Indiana or Georgia. Strawberry blonde hair, hazel eyes, 5'5", 110 lbs, large bust, short temper. Only one sibling, a younger brother.
ISO birthFather - who was a 2nd yr Law School student at my DOB, at "nearby" university - presumably UF. Not very tall, should be easy to spot in a group photo of UF Law Class of 1964. Brown hair and eyes. Might have been Catholic. Was definitely from FL.
I was adopted in 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa. Biologial parents surname was (is) Patterson.
I need info. on health records. If there is anyone out there who knows anything about this... please let me know?
My birth mothers name was Connie, born in N.M. Birth fathers name might have been James, Des Moines, IA.
The information the family was given was that they were college students... other than that? Nothing.