I have joked that my entire existience is nothing more the a government perpetrateed fraud. The Birth certificate that I grew up with, was obviously not real due to my adoption, but heck we knew that. Now is where the fraud comes in: My original birth certificate is nothing but a fraud as well. I found out that the only thing I really wanted to know...my real name which is listed as Johns, on my Birth Certificate, is not my Birth Mother's real name. Hey isn't that handy. St Johns Hospital, the doctor who delivered me was named John. People had mentioned it, but I didn't think it was possible. So now I am back to square one. I have nothing.
IN my last blog, I wrote that I didn't think Norene Johns existed, turns out she doesn't.
Seems that the informant (the person who handles the information given at the time of birth) frequently used the doctors first name as the baby's last name. Just another layer of anonimity to protect the birth mother.
So the search starts over. I was told that more than likely everything else on my birth certificate is correct, so at least I have something to go on.
I want to let you know that I am all good with this. It is just another part of life. I am not sad, or unhappy, I am enjoying all aspects of my search.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and if you have the name Norene and you gave a baby boy up for adoption on May 11 in Springfield IL at St Johns hospital, could you email me and say hello?