Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Mother hoping to find her son before she dies

I WAS born in St Joseph's, Stranolar, mother and baby home in 1956. My brother was born in 1953 and both of us were given up.

I was fostered out; he was adopted and his name changed to John Doherty, and he went to live in Moville, Co Donegal, while I went to Ballyshannon.

I made contact with our birth mother in 1978 and only got to meet my brother in 2012 after years of searching. We now know we have another brother. This is where, I hope, your readers can help. Many years ago, I was told a man from Derry came to Falcarragh in Co Donegal, looking for his mother (our mother). My mother was 89 on February 23 and would love to know what happened to her baby before she dies.

KATHLEEN KILGANNON (nee Gallagher)

suzannekilgannon@gmail.com

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