I'm adopted and my birth mother's name was Helen Ward and my name was Irma Lessie Ward so I need help finding info.

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My adopted parents are deceased. Their names were Benny Austin Thrasher and Dorothy Irene Oaks Thrasher. I had an older biological brother whose name was Hank Ward. He was adopted and his name was changed to William James Benfield. I had a younger half brother, but I am not sure of his birth name. He was adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Deskins, Grundy, Va and his adopted name was Bobby Lee Deskins.

I have had contact throughout my life with my older brother, but we have never been able to find more info on Bobbie Lee.
in Genealogy Help by Erma Ward G2G Crew (370 points)
edited by Mags Gaulden
Do you know what state you were born in? I have some Ward's in my family and would love to see if I can help you out!!!

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https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRY6-D6V

Bobby Deskins

United States Census, 1940

Name Bobby Deskins
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Grundy, Grundy Magisterial District, Buchanan, Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 9
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Ward
Relationship to Head of Household Ward
Birthplace Kentucky
Birth Year (Estimated) 1931
Last Place of Residence Rural, Pike, Kentucky
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Looks like things may not have gone well with that adoption, this being some sort of school for homeless children. But the school still exists, and they might be willing to share more info - maybe even help get in touch, if he's still alive: https://mmskids.org/about/history/

Good luck!

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