In search of my sisters born and adopted in Illinois. Birth names: Melissa and Melanie Abernathy. Birth Parents Names: Gerald And Elizabeth (Ferrante) Abernathy. Birth Siblings Names: Patrick Abernathy 10/62 (was not relinquished..but birth mom does not have contact), me Barb 5/64 (I was born and adopted in Maryland and you will never know about me unless I find you).Birth sisters had strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes (eyes may have changed..mine are brown) Birth mom is small boned....5'4" tall, blonde hair and blue eyes. Birth dad is 5'11" , Red hair. I am 5'3" tall, dirty blonde hair. Birth mom does not remember dates of birth or where in Illinois you were born. She was in an abusive relationship with birth dad and has lost a lot of her memory. She does remember being at a police station and having the children taken from her into DCFS. She was supposed to get you back but couldn’t get on her feet fast enough. She was living in California when she signed the relinquishment papers. I found birth mom in Oct 2002 using Maryland Confidential Intermediary Program. I have only known that I am adopted since Aug 2002. Birth mom may remember the Doctors name Dr. Fahey....not sure how accurate this is.