I am Michael Patrick Riley. My name was given to me at my adoption at 1 1/2. I was born Demian Luther Parnell, but that name, Parnell, was the name of the man that my natural mother was married to, and not my natural father. His name is Steven Dean Sturdevant. I found this out near my 32nd birthday and have been looking for him ever since. My birthdate is 04/10/1973. I found his name listed in a branch of the McHenry family tree on geneology.com, and, not normally following just any lead, I looked a little further and found that his fathers name is listed to be Luther I. Sturdivant. This got me going as his fathers first name is the same as my original middle name. There is a picture given of Luther's gravesite and judging by the dates on the stone, it adds up, so please, if anyone has ANY info that could help me in my search, please email me. My address is current and all emails will be responded to. I have over the years come to believe that there were strange circumstances involved in my adoption, so this is very impotant to me, and I believe it to be important to my father, Steven, as well. Please help us find each other. Other relevant names are those of my natural mother, Mary Faith Hamm, formerly Hamm-Parnell, also the Steven Dean Sturdevant that I found on this website has a brother named Michael Irvin Sturdevant. Their parents are Luther I Sturdevant and Lillian Franses (Stevens) Sturdevant. My own adoption records indicate that for a time, at least, the Sturdevants that I am looking for resided in Eaglesville, Missouri, and that my fathers last known address besides his parents home was on Bell Street in Kansas City, MO, though there is at the moment no way to know if the Sturdevants on the website hail from the same area. In my research, I have found that the Sturdevant name is a proud one with a rich history, and I would very much like to take my rightful place in the family tree, as would my son Jake Vincent. Nothing would give me more joy than to be able to tell Jake about his heritage, for right now I have no knowledge of any blood relations besides him. Thank you for any help any of you, Sturdevant or otherwise, can provide.