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Bowers in the Philadelphia Area

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I was born at Hannemann University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1964, and was placed in foster care, along with 2 aunts and an uncle. We were separated; I was placed in a foster home in Collegeville, my aunts were placed in the Philadelphia area, and my uncle was adopted out and moved to Florida. My mother's name is Ruth Ann Bowers; I have no idea who my father is. I have been actively looking for family for quite some time with no success, so now I am posting this in hopes that someone will step up and lead me in the right direction to finding my family. My daughters and grandchildren have the right to know who their family is, as well as I do. I am active on Facebook, and can be found there by typing in Dorothy Ann Bowers-O'Dell. If you have any information, please contact me here or on Facebook. Thanks!!

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It's been a long time since I posted this, and as of 2012, I have yet to find anyone in my birth family. I know I have an Uncle Michael Bowers who was adopted by a family who moved to Florida. He should be in his late 50s or early 60s. My Aunt Marjorie and Maryann Bowers should also be in their late 50s or early 60s. They lived in Cornwall Heights, PA from the last time I heard anything of them. My mother, Ruth Ann Bowers, lived in the Kensington section of Philadelphia PA with my grandmother. Ruth was born in 1945, and was 19 yrs old when she gave birth to me. She placed me in an orphanage in Philadelphia, and has not seen me since, except for one visit when I was 14 yrs old. I have no idea who my father is, except to know that my mother did not date white men, and that at the time she conceived me, she had been with 3 African American men and a Hispanic man. I have no clue as to how to find anyone since the foster agency closed my file. I cannot get any information from the foster agencies because my file has been closed for more than the ten year limit to receive information. If anyone knows any Bowers who live in the Philadelphia area, or if they hear of a Michael Bowers who lives in Florida, please pass my information to them...maybe passing my information will gain some leads so I can find someone in my family. Thanks!!