I am looking for information on a Kate Kearns who was my grandmother. The information that I have is from the New York Foundling Hospital. Kate gave birth to my father, Ambrose Kearns, at St. Ann's Hospital in New York City on March 29, 1900. At this time she was 19. She stated that she could not support the baby and left him at the Hospital for placement as a foster child. He was baptized in the Catholic faith with the name of Ambrose Kearns, which leads me to believe Kate was not married at the time. (I am wondering if this a well kept family secret.) She stated that she "may have been born in Conneticut" but I have been unable to verify that. Could there be any connection between this Kate, and the Katie found on your posting? I would appreciate hearing from you about this.