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Headlines told of a baby found in 1934
near Baltimore’s Penn Station.
New DNA tests offer an answer to the mystery.

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Posted By: TheRevJMP, 8/1/2020 5:52:49 PM

One night in the waning days of the Great Depression, a woman from Harford County told Baltimore Police she’d found a baby in the back seat of her car, which was parked on a street near Pennsylvania Station. The story made the front page of The Evening Sun. The infant, taken to an orphanage, grew up to have a happy life. Now, one of that infant’s grown sons, curious about his father’s origins, has turned the story on its head.

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A (hopefully) welcome reprieve from the usual diet of fake news.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Folsomguy 8/1/2020 5:58:39 PM (No. 496994)
Paywall
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 8/1/2020 6:19:13 PM (No. 497009)
No paywall. Read fine print. Can continue without subscribing. Just remove offers by clicking Xs. Unusual story, but not surprising considering the era. The most important thing? He has had a good life.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/1/2020 7:27:57 PM (No. 497076)
Better than being abandoned in a dumpster. Grandma 'found' the baby and turned it over to the police. No questions asked.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Edgelady 8/1/2020 7:33:16 PM (No. 497080)
Adult adoptee here. I found birth mom in early ‘90’s, my birth mom was of that era. Her story is sad, but with a twist of the unexpected. It was drilled into them to just forget about, get on with life. Effects everyone differently.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 8/1/2020 7:55:25 PM (No. 497089)
My aunt (born in the mid-30s) supposedly took a couple of "trips" to California for months-long visits to friends. It was only years after her untimely death in 1961, and after her mother's death (my grandma) in 1997, that the truth of the trips was revealed. My aunt had never left the Twin Cities - either time; she had been at a "home for unwed mothers" and the child each time had been put up for adoption. This dark family secret was revealed to us no less by my mother (an in-law) who had been told this secret by my dad's older sister. When my mom mentioned this to us (now grown adults) -- my father was shocked....not because she had spilled the beans, but rather because he himself was unaware of his youngest sister's antics. My grandparents had guarded this shameful secret about their youngest daughter (who had also been a small-town beauty queen) so closely, that even their only son did not know about it. So I guess somewhere out there, I have two first-cousins with whom I'm unacquainted, and I wonder if they're curious about their original family. Maybe they're fellow L-dotters. :-)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: padiva 8/1/2020 8:12:34 PM (No. 497098)
I worked with a lady who placed her son for adoption when she was 16 in 1966. She was told she could not bring the baby home. About 2007, she was able to obtain the records and find him. They are both happy to have each other in their lives.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mushroom 8/1/2020 10:02:33 PM (No. 497136)
A married sister cheated on her sterile husband. The result was a wonderful child and he stepped up. God bless him. Years later they divorced and the Cheatee was still a family friend. It was a secret the 'older' adults knew. Until one day a step grand mother(dad cheated on mom, left her and 2 kids for the new squeeze) decided to badger the Mom...in a group chat...that the now adult pain in the backside kid was a member of. I'm telling you, if it was a book, I wouldn't believe it. :)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: red1066 8/1/2020 10:13:14 PM (No. 497146)
I can relate to this story. My twin sister and I were adopted when we were one day old. I never even thought about not looking like anyone else in the family growing up. It wasn't until I was 14 that my sister said, "We were adopted". At first I didn't comprehend what she said. To me, I had only one father and mother, and they were the one's I grew up with. A few years ago, my twin sister took a DNA test, and found not only our birth mother's family, but also the birth father's family. She emailed them and agreed to meet them. I had absolutely no desire to meet any of them even though they wanted to meet both of us. To me, to do so, would somehow be like cheating on what I considered to be my real mother and father. I was really only interested in finding out the family medical history. Other than that, I had and have no interest in meeting anyone.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/2/2020 4:05:37 AM (No. 497211)
No happiness doesn't lie in the pursuit. My mother was raped back in the 1930's and had to give up a son. She grieved for him every day of her life. When she was dying, I found him. I got to meet him and his wife once before he too passed away. What was done to women back in the 30's and 40's was not nice. Today, women seem to be proud of being unwed mothers collecting checks.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday 8/2/2020 10:22:33 AM (No. 497498)
Interesting story. Nice that the little boy was adopted and had a happy life. DNA tests can be a double-edged sword. Before they send you the test kit you are warned that you might not be pleased with the result. Certain births are "non-parental events" ie: an adoption or something like Mrs. Smith having an affair with Mr. Jones. Mrs. Smith becomes pregnant by Jones but tells Mr. Smith that the child is his. The child is raised as a Smith, generations pass and the Smith descendant takes a DNA test and finds out that he actually a Jones. Surprise!
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