Diane, did you ever find a way to get records from Bethesda? My grandmother was adopted from there in 1911 as well. She was left on a doorstep in St. Louis, and the police took her to Bethesda. She was named after a nun there, Marie Eugenia, and adopted with the last name of ROGERS. She spent her adult life wondering about her adoption. I'd love to uncover some of her questions.
If possible, please advise.