I am writing in hope of finding some additional paperwork involved in my dad's adoption. His mother, Ada "Addie" Rumbaugh, died two weeks after his birth. He was adopted by her sister, Grace, and husband Glenn Pillman on March 28th, 1918.
I have a copy of a legal
document from the LaPorte Superior Court: "In the Matter of the
adoption of Walter Ernest Davis, a minor..No.3296" It goes on to say
"the mother of said child is dead, said father's consent is in these
words, to-wit (INSERT), and now the matter..........
"adjudged and decreed by the court that said Walter Ernest Davis be and he
is hereby adopted by said petitioners, Glenn and Grace Pillman ....and his name
changed to Walter Ernest Pillman.
"Cause No. 3296 Re:
Adoption of Walter Ernest Davis appears upon the records on file in my office
in Civil Order Book 12, page 525." Clerk LaPorte Superior Court,
Chris J. Bielefeldt.
What I hope to find is
the consent document signed by the father and referenced as
"INSERT" above. If there is any other paperwork involved, I am
requesting that, as well.