We will be unable to assist you on any California birth and adoption records information request dated prior to the 1970’s and not associated with the Florence Crittenton Services of Orange County. The Crittenton home in Orange County was established and incorporated in 1966 as an independent Crittenton agency with no shared governance or operational structure with any other Crittenton agencies throughout the U.S. Therefore, all Crittenton agencies, to this day only share a national child welfare legacy but nothing more. We have no connection or records to adoption cases of the early or mid 20th century. We merely keep the national Crittenton mission alive in Southern California by maintaining historical connections to our national legacy. *In addition, due to privacy rights we are unable to provide information about adoption cases.
All we can suggest is the following:
a) For California adoption information the state has a website for biological parents and adoptees to find each other, if both have authorized the connection. You need to register and if the birth mother has done the same, each receives the others information. Further information can be done by conducting an internet search for the California adoption registry. Closed adoptions were the norm from the early 1900s to the 1970s. The intention was to protect the privacy rights of the birth mother, which will make it difficult to find adoption information prior to the 1970s.
b) Questions about Crittenton adoption cases do come to us from time to time so the National Crittenton Foundation set up a community forum for people trying to find lost family members that somehow had a Crittenton connection. For more information on this forum: http://www.nationalcrittenton.org/crittenton-connection/