Were you born in September, 1938?
Could your birth have been attended by a midwife?
Possibly in New Haven, Connecticut?
Do you suspect your birth records are altered?
Do you "look Italian" and wonder if you're adopted?
If so, you MIGHT be my SISTER!
Several years before she died, and while quite lucid, my mother revealed
to me that she had a baby girl by my father, prior to their marriage.
That baby was delivered by a midwife named PAGANO or PAGLIANO, on the
of a 2-family house on East Street, in New Haven, CT., about a week
prior to Pagano/Pagliano's arrest for the death of a woman for whom she had
performed an abortion. No report of that arrest was found on the New
Haven police blotter.
My mother saw the baby's head, arms and legs and was told "It's a
girl." She said the baby looked full term and "normal." But Pagano/Pagliano
took the baby away and later told my mother the baby was "stillborn."
Pagano/Pagliano collected additional money from my father "for a grave." But
there is no grave, no birth or death record.
It's possible that Pagano/Pagliano
sold the baby, possibly for adoption. Vividly remembering details back
more than 50 years, except for exact date of birth, my mother recalled
she had the baby "before the Great New England Hurricane" which hit
New Haven on Sept. 21, 1938, and "about a week prior to seeing a
report of Pagano/Pagliano's arrest in the morning edition of
The Journal-Courier or Daily Leader". A record has been found
about a Shirley Cobb who died Oct. 22, 1938 in New Haven as result of
an abortion performed around Sept. 15, 1938--but it did not identify
Pagano/Pagliano or anyone else. So I am looking for a woman born in
"If you call the FBI office in the state you were born, they will send
you a "Freedom of Information Act" form to fill out to see if they can
place you with being a BLACK MARKET baby. This is all new to me. I
have been searching for 22 years. I just heard of this. Hoping it
will help someone else, too. Much love for your input and helping me. "
- Nancy Sharp Strong
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