Home for unwed mothers in Indianapolis, 1960s-1970s?
April 26, 2014 11:52 AM Subscribe
Coincidence or something real? Two "relatives" have contacted me with a similar story: born to teenage mothers in Indianapolis in the 1960s or 1970s. Was there a home for unwed mothers there?
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Two distant cousins on 23 and Me have contacted me, trying to learn more about their family histories. Both were born to teenage mothers in Indianapolis, one in the 60s and one in the 70s.
My family has had no family members in Indiana. The only explanation might be that their pregnant mothers were shipped off to IN to give birth. But my question is: was there a home for unwed mothers there in the 60s and 70s? Was it associated with a particular religious group?
If you know anything about such a thing, I'd love to know the name, and/or what religious group they might have been affiliated with. That might help me figure out how these folks might be related to me!
Thanks in advance!