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Query Number: 1208-3 August 2012

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Requested Information:

Troy was born June 3rd 1977 at the Naval Hospital in Norfolk VA. His birth name was Reginald Alan Wayne Seeley. He was told that his mother’s name was Kathy Marie Seeley of Woonsocket R.I. Troy was adopted August 15th 1979 through the Albertina Kerr adoption agency by James and Cheryl Donaldson in Oregon where he lived until he joined the U.S. Army in 1997. He is a sergeant stationed in Florida and currently deployed to Afghanistan. He is interested in knowing if his birth mother is still alive, where she lives etc. and if she would be willing to establish or have contact with me.

Requester: Jeremy Troy Donaldson | troy16b@yahoo.com

Initial Response Information:

The Albertina Kerr Agency is located in Portland OR. From their website it looks like their main focus now is working with children with developmental delays but they used to be heavily into work with single moms, foster care and adoptions. I suggested Troy contact them to see if he could get any more information. There are lots of Kathy/Katherine Seeleys.

Responder: SGS Query Editor


Update to Query #1208-3 // re Kathy Marie Seeley of Woonsocket, RI

SGS was contacted by Jeremy Troy Donaldson who was searching for information on his birth mother Kathy Marie Seeley. Troy was born at the Naval Hospital in Norfolk VA but was adopted from an agency in Portland OR.

We received a response from member Loreen Wells (loreenwl@yahoo.com) who contacted us because Troy’s email address is no longer valid (he was serving in Afghanistan when he contacted SGS). Loreen says there is a resource he can use to try to contact his birth parents through the state of Oregon. All adoptions in Oregon ultimately go through the state of Oregon regardless of originating agency. Oregon has a state-wide adoption registry. Troy can register with them expressing his interest in contacting his birth parent. If his birth parent similarly registers, the registry connects them. That’s Loreen’s understanding about how it works.

Loreen worked in adoptions for the state in the late 1960s and early 1970s so she has been out of the loop for a long time. However she might be able to find someone to ask if Troy runs into brick walls.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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