Sorry for the long delay. My dad, Robert H. Kahl, was born on May 10, 1924 and although we do not have his birth certificate I am very sure of the date of birth as it is on his separation of the service papers, marriage certificates and baptism certificate and it is also the date we always celebrated his birthday all of my life. He was adopted by the Kahl family (Henry F. and Bridget (Calbridge) Kahl) in 1924 or early 1925 and they may have lived at 304 84th street in Brooklyn. I know that at least since 1945 they lived at 311 85th street also in Brooklyn (I have stayed at that house several times as a youth). His wife, my mom, was Margaret P. Donnelly and she did pass away in Dec of 2003. We lived in Brooklyn then Queens before moving to Centereach where they raised seven kids, I being the second child born into the family. What I am looking for is the adoption paperwork which so far we have not found and several people from that parish in Brooklyn have told me that it was not uncommon back in the 1920's for the parish priest to hold up a child and ask the parishioners if they could adopt the child. I have reached out to the church in Brooklyn and they stated that they do not have any records from that period.
Thanks for getting back to me and I apologize for the delay in responding.