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Name: Patricia Ann Mendell
Maiden name: Byrd
Address: 3787 Hwy 147 N
Zavalla, TX 75980
Triad place: Birth mother
Searching for: My daughter. Unfortunately I do not remember for sure her
DOB. I am almost positive that she was born in June, close to father’s day in
1970 or 71. The reason I can’t remember is that for so many years she was my
secret, I never talked about her. I tried to be honest and told my first
husband about her, but he was very unkind about it. So when I married my second
husband I decided to keep her a secret, and I did for almost 30 years. About a
year ago I started having this urge that I needed to talk about her. I told
my daughter first. She was very excited at the prospect of having a sister. I
swore her to secrecy. But she could not keep this secret and told her
brother without my knowledge. Then about 6 months ago I had this really strong urge
to tell my husband Jerry as I was driving home, and I did. He took it
wonderfully. We immediately went to Catholic Charities and filled out the necessary
paper work for her to find me. I have not been able to come up with the $100
that they want so that I can get the non-identifying information on my child
and myself yet, but I hope to do that soon. This is what I remember for
sure: She was adopted through Catholic Charities in Houston, TX., Born at St.
Joseph’s Hospital in downtown Houston, and one of the nurses told me that she
had red hair.
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