Anyone, Post or Email me with any information - help solve a family mystery.!
Back in the 50's and such, it was seen as taboo and a shame upon the family to have mental illness.. and our Grand Parents, "Nicola and Stella Scarinzi ", actually did have approx 10 children as someone else said they did - Then these are all UnKnown to everyone. [also seen the same names/married with the last name Searingi]
If Stella or Nicola Scarinzi [searingi] was also suffering from BiPolar/Schizophrenia - they also may have been taken away by the state or put up for adoption - except for the three late family members known about.. Theodore Scarinzi, Filomena Rose Scarinzi nick name Flora, and Mary Scarinzi Hennessey.
Mary Scarinzi married a Hennessey - Mary Hennessey - she also suffered from BiPolar/Schizophrenia.
They had a daughter, and the daughter had been placed up for adoption some time in the 50's. Her where abouts are also a mystery.
My bcert says I was born in Ypsilante, MI [no hospital mentioned]. Its seems I was born during one of her mental break downs when she was in the Ypsilante State Hospital for the mentally ill. [BiPolar/Schizophrenia]
My Sister in NY, had also been adopted, and our Brother placed in a hospital [BiPolar/Schizophrenia]
I am also BiPolar, so this fits in.. [DHS never told my adoptive parents about any of this important family medical history. They never added it to my medical hsitory for me either.!]
I was told our Birth Mother was extremely beautiful and a very gifted singer...
And she was trying to make it in the music world.. She sang in the Clubs in Chicago..
And due to the history of mental illness, and so many children being placed up for adoption.. Not much is known about these empty years of our Birth Mothers life or our siblings. She had totally disappeared for years after she moved to "Chicago, Illinois." [I am part of those empty years.]
Mother, Then headed for Motown.. Detroit Michigan..
[MOTOWN - Detroit, Michigan]
My BMother Filomena, headed to Detroit, Michigan to audition or sing in the possibly the Detroit Opera House? etc..
Someplace, to make her way in the music industry.
Then she had an episode, and was living on the streets of Detroit when pregnant with me, and with my 2 siblings.
This is when I was born prematurely, My bcert says Ypsilante, MI.
We were taken away and placed in a foster home in Linden MI or Linden NY.
[2 unknown siblings were with me in Michigan, because this sister was placed in a foster home in New York when 4, and adopted at 8 yrs old] Mom used to visit her..
She was taken from the Ypsilante State Hospital for the mentally ill in Michigan, back to NY to be close to her family.
BMother was moved from the Yipsilate State Hospital, back to New York Hospital so she was close to all her family in Binghamton, NY.
[[My adoptive parents said my BMother was in jail, but probably didn't want to scare me by saying she was in a mental hospital.]]
Number of children she actually did have, is unknown..
When she got back to New York, she asked her brother Theodore: Why did you leave me there.? [meaning in Michigan]
He had no idea what she meant..
All locations and information I was told by my Adoptive Parents Morris and Suzanne Grove - Has been validated.
3 Siblings accounted for - possibly 5 to go..
2 being the unknown sisters with me in the Sarah Fisher Home for Children, and then the Michigan Institue for Children..
I was told that our BMother did have Schizophrenia:
[Passed on by her Father, Mother or both.?]
Could Filomena have imagined having 8 children.?
who were they.???
Possibly confusing her brothers & sisters as her children.? and who were all these approx 10 unknown siblings of her, and where are they.???
We're some of her siblings, actually some of her children.?
if so, which ones.???
I have seen 2 married people, same firsts names, Nicola and Stella, same dates, using the last name Searingi..
Which could also account for more empty years, and more mysteries.. Possibly their children were put up for adoption under the last name Searingi.?