I am a adopted male born 4/15/1961. My birth mother traveled to Los Angeles County, CA on or around 12/6/1960 from Ohio to make arrangements for my adoption. Possible maiden name was Sleight. She had another child from a previous marriage who was 4 at the time (possible married name Hodapp). The other child was left with my grandmother while my birth mother stayed in CA to give birth to me. The grandmother knew of the pregnancy and was given a picture after my birth. I don't know if the other child knew of the pregnancy or not. My birth mother was 26 and didn't feel that she could take care of two children on her own, and wanted me to have both a mother and a father. From the adoption records my given birth name was Edward Hodapp. Relinquishment papers were signed on May 3, 1961.
My birth mother had two siblings - a brother who was 22 at the time and a sister who was 25. My grandfather was deceased.
From my birth family background info given to me from LA County, It appears that my biological father didn't know of the pregnancy and that he had 4 additional children. My birth mother/biological father met at a hospital where she had gone to visit a friend. They had been in a serious car accident together. She and the other "Friend" began dating and had a relationship that lasted approx. 1 1/2 years which resulted in the pregnancy. She ended the relationship because she feld he was irresponsible and immature.
Any information would be much appreciated as I've thought about looking for my birth family for many years!