Mother desperately seeks adopted daughter
2:18pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
THE Barry and District News has been asked to help find a woman who was given up for adoption as a baby 40 years ago.
The seven-month old baby, born with the names Fiona Jane, was adopted by a family in the Barry area in April 1970, and now her birth mother has reached out to anyone who may be able to help her reunite her with the daughter she would love to meet.
On September 23, 1969 21-year-old Rosa Allison gave birth to a little girl while staying at a home for unmarried mothers in Northampton.
"There were murders at home," Rosa, now 65, said. "My parents didn't want me to have her, they didn't think I was responsible enough to look after her."
Regrettably, Rosa said, she gave in to family pressure and gave her baby daughter up for adoption after caring for her for two weeks.
"I just let it happen," she said, "Two weeks later I went to try and get her back but it was too late. I thought about finding her but I thought about the family that had been given a baby and what if someone came to try and take her away. It would be heartbreaking. I just didn't have the heart to do it."
Rosa, who has two sons and a daughter from two marriages, said that she has never stopped thinking about her adopted child and, after years of trying to track her down through various agencies, was recently given the idea of appealing for information from people in the area by her cousin.
Retired former Chelsea football ground waitress Rosa said she has little information to go on other than believing that Fiona's new family also adopted a little boy around the same time, who was roughly three years older than her. The adoptive mother worked as a teacher and the father in a chemical factory.
Rosa said: "It's something you never stop thinking about. I'd just love to meet her and find out about the life she has had. I would dearly love her to get in touch.
"If she did get in touch I don't know how I'd react. Shock probably, but a lovely shock."
If you think you have any information which may help, contact the Barry and District News on 01446 704978 or email email@example.com