12 Comments on “Personal Story – St. Vincent Orphanage in Chicago”

  1. I worked at St Vincent’s from 64 to 71. We loved the babies, children and frightened expectant mothers. Thank you for your video!


    Kathleen Finnegan.

  2. I was a baby at St. Vincent’s in 1970. I was born in March but wasn’t adopted until the end of August. If anyone remembers baby girl Mary Anne, please reach out.
    Kelly Justic (kellyjustic@gmail.com)

  3. I was a baby at St. Vincent’s in 1971. I arrived in January and stayed until May. I would love to speak to anyone who may remember a baby named Barbara.

  4. I was a baby there, born in October 1966. Baby Lucretia. I was adopted by my wonderful parents, Edward and Genevieve. They adopted all 6 of my bothers and sisters from St Vincent. Does anyone remember me?

  5. My mom was sent to this orphanage in 1955, all she knows is her birth mothers last name is Komen, she so badly would like to connect with anyone in this family and know something about where she came from, please help if anyone knows anything.

  6. I was born at St. Vincent Orphanage in 1945. My birth mother’s name was Valarie Jozwiak. I would love to find out something about her and her circumstances. I know it’s been a long, long time, but it is very important to me to have some background about her and her family. If you can help me, I would be deeply appreciative. Thank you in advance for any answers.

  7. My Mother was born in 1927 and was given up as an infant trying to find out iany kind of info. Her birth name is Josephine Lopez born Feb. 14 1927. Parents Jose or john Lopez and mother Refugio Vasquez or Valesquez.

  8. My birth mother was born July 2, 1920. Her birth name was Evangeline E. Kovarik. (This information was obtained from my actual birth certificate which I was able to receive after Illinois allowed adoption records to be opened and made available to adoptees.) According to Ancestry records she died December 13, 1989.

    I was born 9/28/44 at Little Co. of Mary Hospital and then immediately given up as an infant to St. Vincent’s for adoption. I would like to find out something about her and her circumstances. I know it’s been a long, long time but it is very important to me to have any information about her and her family. If you can give me any information I would be deeply appreciative. Thank you for any information you may have.

  9. My sister’s male child was brought to St. Vincent’s in late October 1965. My sister was 16 years old when she gave birth. Through the years she expressed a desire of wanting to connect with her birth son. Unfortunately, my sister passed away before she was able to do so. If you have any information that you can pass along to me I appreciate it very much.

  10. This notice for Barbara. I worked at St. Vincent’s in 1971 during those months. In fact I was the p.m. charge of the two to five month old floor. I could not say I remember you. But I can say that many people cared for you and rocked you and sang songs to you. Still, with all those different people taking care of you it must have been quite an experience for a little baby. I’m so glad to know you were adopted. I pray your life has been good. And there’s more to come!

  11. I was a baby at St. Vincent’s in 1964. I was born in June but my birth mom released me to St. Vincents when I was around 6 months old. I was told my birth mom was very young (possibly between 16 and 18) and her last name was Ferneau. I’m not quite sure of the spelling. I was given the birth name Steven Ferneau and was adopted at the age of 8 months. I would appreciate any information you may have in regards to my birth parents.
    Thank you so much for your help!!

  12. My name is Marianne Dudzik now but my birth name was birth name was Victoria Marie Meyers. I was born 08-10-1962. I was told my mom’s name was Helen Meyers.

    Looking for her

    thank you

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