I am in search of my birth brother. He was born the beginning of July 1959 (I believe in Decatur, Illinois where the adoption also took place), but my mom said it was Missouri. She was 14 at the time. Her maiden name was Whennen. She said he was adopted by a doctor and his wife and it was a private adoption that took place in the judges chambers. My aunt Mary Elizabeth McAnelly was my mom's guardian at the time. I did not find out about my brother until after my aunt's passing so I could not ask her anything and I was told she kept in touch with the family about him as she was a nurse. I was told that he and I looked alot a like. I am younger than him. My maiden name is Stanton if that helps. Oh mom was the youngest of 14 or 15 kids too. My mom used to be called "Dolly" when she was younger too if anyone recognizes that name.Ms. Chapin (a probation officer/court officer from Illinois) handled the adoption arrangements back in Decatur, Illinois where the adoption was finalized in the judge's chamber. We have been told that it was a doctor and his wife that worked with my aunt that adopted him but do not know for sure but my aunt kept in touch with them over the years.Anything else just ask.