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Mother and Baby home, Wolverhampton

Spesh

New Member
I am trying find any information about a Mother and Baby home from the 1930's and '40's. The address of the home was 36 Merridale Road Wolverhampton.
My Mother had a baby boy there in the early '40's, which was adopted. I have had searches done by the apropriate authorities but they have given up telling me the only way forward is to find the records of the Mother and Baby home.
The child would be in their '70's now and I feel I may be running out of time to trace him.
Any help would be apreciated.
 

Spesh

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Thanks, the article gives me lots of info that I didn't know.
My hope is that someone will be able to tell me where or if any records are available.
 

LindaH

New Member
Hi Spesh! I too am looking for a mother and baby home.I understand your frustration, my search has proved so hard I have almost given up. My aunt had a baby in about 1930 in a catholic home,run by nuns, which was run as a laundry, like the so called 'magdalene laundries'. I have tried to trace my cousin through the birth records, but as the surname is Owen and I do not know the babys given name this is almost impossible. i think my only hope is to find the records of the home, but I have no idea where it was.We are from Brownhills.I think these girls were sent to whichever home would take them, regardless of religion, as we are not catholic. She could have gone anywhere in the Midlands. I wish you luck in your quest, I have almost given up on mine. My cousin would be over seventy now, I doubt I will ever meet him/her. my aunts name was Lily Ethel May Owen (known as Ethel). If you come across her name anywhere please let me know. Good Luck!
 

Jadidity

New Member
I am trying find any information about a Mother and Baby home from the 1930's and '40's. The address of the home was 36 Merridale Road Wolverhampton.
My Mother had a baby boy there in the early '40's, which was adopted. I have had searches done by the apropriate authorities but they have given up telling me the only way forward is to find the records of the Mother and Baby home.
The child would be in their '70's now and I feel I may be running out of time to trace him.
Any help would be apreciated.
Hi, do you know the baby’s date of birth and/or name? Sorry I’ve only just seen this message, I know it was posted a while ago. I may be able to help.
 
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