Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Debra Kay Dalton

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back in the day

That is my mother’s birth name, "Debra Kay Dalton". My whole life, I have known her as Nancy Lee Richard. Her maiden name was Hammonds.

My mom has always been open with her children about the fact that she was adopted as an infant. She had little detail as to what happened. Her adoptive mom told her that her birth mother abandoned her at a day care center. She also let my mom know that she was covered in sores and dirty when she (the adoptive mom) found her, thus saving her from a life of filth and depravity.

It turns out, that the family that ran the day care center that my mom was “abandoned” at has been looking for her for fifty something years.

They found her the other day, thanks to the internet.

They told her that she was a beautiful, clean, sore free, happy baby.

They also informed her of her birth name, as well as the names of her bio parents.

Their last name is Dalton. I think that is Irish.

The hunt is now on! My family and I have been searching the internet for the bio parents or any siblings that my mom may have. I have a few leads, and it looks like we may have found them. It could be a fluke, but with a name like “Orbon” (her bio dad’s name) the needle in the haystack is not as small. It’s more like a butter knife.

Oh and when my mom’s bio mom dropped her off at daycare, where she would remain for a month before my adoptive grandmother came into the picture, the last thing she told the day care workers was my mom’s birthday.

My mom never knew her real birthday, as there were no records of her birth.

It’s September 7th.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! That is sooo interesting. How does Nancy feel about it? What a revelation into her past. Good luck on finding a relative. So cool.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

So cool. I can't wait to see if you have some other relatives somewhere out there!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to the local morman church bring the his name and her name and your moms name,. they maybe of help , and yes Dalton is Irish it comes from Meath in Ireland

good luck, I love happy endings

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

This is bizarre considering we were just talking about this at the pool...wow!

I can't wait to hear the rest and yay for Virgos!

6:47 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

Mom is a little overwhelmed at the moment...what with the new identity and all.

Keep her in your prayers.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Tracy Fennell said...

That is indeed a story. There was a famous outlaw gang in Kansas named The Dalton Gang.

9:44 PM  
Blogger j3 said...


amazing what life brings sometimes!

keep in touch, as i'm sure you will.

sorry, i missed you all this weekend--assuming that you were in lubbock with duke.

3:14 PM  

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