Does anyone know how or where I can obtain adoption records for a birth in Nov 1948? Birth certificate does not show birth parents or hospital of birth but it was in Des Moines. Does the state have all of these records? When the adoption took place were all of the previous records destroyed?
James Willard and Lydia Mae Brown were both born about 1925 (could have been 1924 or 1926). Lydia was living in Des Moines (Polk) IA in Nov 1948 and James was living in Houston (Harris) TX during the same time. It is presumed that he was probably working there. Very little is known about these two individuals except what is posted here. Is anyone researching this line or know anything about these two individuals such as where they were born, when and where they married, who their parents were, etc or how I can get adoption records for a son born Nov 1948?
Thanks so much for your help.