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JoAnn DeVita - Tell Me the Truth!

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When Susan asked me to share my entire story, I tried to think of how to start.  I guess it starts with the earliest time I can remember feeling like a square peg in a round hole. I just always knew I didn't belong where I was. I looked different and acted different than my adoptive parents. I believe I was around 10 or 11 when I started askin ... Read More

Patience pays off - Karen connects with her birth family!

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Karen Itkowitz Gentilcore was born at Staten Island hospital in New York, and was immediately placed for adoption through the Louise Wise agency in New York City.  She was adopted by Harriet and Hy Itkowith.  Hy and Harriet had been married for 13 years, and had been praying for an addition to their traditionally conservative Jewish house ... Read More

Together - At Last!

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JoAnn was born in the Bronx, New York back in the 50’s, and was subsequently placed for adoption through Catholic Charities.  Adopted by Fay and Anthony Prevete, she always had a good understanding that she was adopted and what that meant.   Her mom, Fay, had received a book from Catholic Charities to read to JoAnn that explain ... Read More

Helen's Mystery Solved in 3 Days

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Helen Tucker was born May 3rd, 1952 in Buffalo, New York.  She was placed in foster care immediately after birth for over a year while her biological mother tried to develop a workable plan to keep and raise her.  Unable to obtain a job or residence in Buffalo, Lorraine was forced to return to the Washington, D.C. area where she had grown ... Read More

Michael's Adoption Puzzle is Finally Complete

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Michael O’Leary was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, and placed to adoption shortly after.  As a child, his adoption was not a secret.  His parents told him early in his life that he had been born Michael Lewis to an Irish mother, and they liked the first name Michael so much that they kept it after the adoption.  He was in ... Read More

Erica never gave up, and her dream came true!

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As a three year old, Erica Babino was bright, beautiful and precocious - and knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that her mommy and daddy loved her!  She was also quite proud of the fact she was ‘adopted’ even if she didn’t quite understand what that meant, but shared her status with everyone quite freely.  Although she had ... Read More

From My Heart to Yours

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My Letter to my Birth Mother: Dearest Stranger,I am writing you this letter today, because I believe that we may have something in common.  My name is Raymond Rota and I was born in the Bronx, New York on July 26, 1967.  I have been working on my genealogy for over three years now.  It has not been an easy thing to do, because I was ... Read More

Search Quest America : Against All Odds: Five Siblings Reunited

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Jonna Dean, of Punta Gorda, Fla., started searching for her biological family when her son got sick. His doctor strongly encouraged her to get more information about her biological family’s medical history.  It was a long journey filled with political roadblocks, financial setbacks, and Mother Nature’s fury.Dean was born in 1963 in ... Read More

Daughter Father - New York Reunion

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Doreese Zaremski of Staten Island, always knew that she was adopted at the age of 3 months.   She grew up in Brooklyn with her adoptive mother and her step-adoptive father.  She was raised with a brother that was 8 years her senior. He was the biological son of her adoptive mother. “I just wanted to see somebody that looks like ... Read More