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Adoptee Information

Elaine Elise Melvin

Gender:Female
Adoptee Name:(same)
Birth Date:Mar 5, 1958
Birth Place:California
Birth Mother:Susan Barr OR Bahr
Birth Father:Kenneth Brittingham
Adoption Date:1958-03-05
Hospital:Cottage Hospital
Agency/Attorney:None
Submitted By: Elaine Melvin (User Emjordaan), An Adoptee, on Aug 5, 2006
  • Adoptee Details
  • Height Average
  • Hair Color Red
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Race White
  • Occupation Disabled
  • Education B.A. Degree
  • Married No
  • Spouse Name Martin Jordaan
  • Spouse Info We're divorced, but I still use his name. I go by Elaine Melvin Jordaan.
Birth & Adoption Details
  • Birth Place Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Multiple Births No
  • Birth Mother's Age at Adoption 17
  • Adoption Location Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Hospital Cottage Hospital
  • Other Information Birth mother was from Seattle, Washington. Stayed with an aunt in Santa Barbara during pregnancy and labor/delivery. Her name is either Susan Barr or Susan Bahr (maiden name). She met my adoptive parents prior to my birth and the private adoption was a done deal before I was born. Susan was also adopted. Birth father was French-Canadian, working as a longshoreman in Seattle. He was a few years older (perhaps 20 or 21). His name, according to Susan, was Ken Brittingham.
Birth Mother Details
  • First Name Susan
  • Last Name Barr OR Bahr
  • Gender female
  • Race White
  • Married at Birth no
  • Married at Adoption no
  • Age at Birth 17
  • Age at Adoption 17
  • Occupation Student
  • Education High School
Birth Father Details
  • First Name Kenneth
  • Last Name Brittingham
  • Gender male
  • Race White
  • Married at Birth no
  • Married at Adoption no
  • Age at Birth 20
  • Age at Adoption 20
  • Occupation Longshoreman
Other Details
  • First Name Hazel
  • Middle Name Turner
  • Last Name Melvin
  • Birth Date Feb 12, 1919
  • Gender female
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Eye Color Blue
  • Race White
  • Married at Birth yes
  • Age at Birth 39
  • Age at Adoption 39
  • Occupation Teacher
  • Old occupation Waitress
  • Education B.a Degree
  • Married yes
  • Spouse Name Marvyn Francis Melvin
  • Spouse Info Dob May 6, 1925 Teacher Age At Birth And Adoption 33.
  • Brothers Leland Melvin Of Bakersfield, CA

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