Rilla Irene Stipe was born November 20, 1921 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 1942, she crossed the border illegally into New York State with a truck-driver named Michael Kavanaugh and made her way to NYC. Once there she used the aliases Ilene M. Seivers or Eileen Stewart. She rented a room in an area of NYC called Hell's Kitchen and her last known address is 343 W42nd Street in March 1957.
She married or lived with Wilbur John Seivers and in 1946 gave birth to a son, followed by a daughter in 1949. Those children were raised by their paternal grandmother and I am in touch with them.
Between 1950 and 1955, she gave birth to twin boys that she called Donny and Ronny. They had light red hair and brown eyes. She kept the twins for several months before surrendering them for adoption. I have been told it was a black market adoption.
In 1956, she gave birth to a girl who was born with light red hair and brown eyes. She kept her several weeks before she surrendering her for adoption. I don't know if her adoption was private or black market.
In 1957, she gave birth to me. I was born "Female Seivers" with light red hair and brown eyes in Brooklyn, NY. I was taken home straight from Crown Heights Hospital by my adopted parents at 5 days old. My adoption was a previously arranged private adoption and finalized in Brooklyn, NY. Our birth-mother was deported back to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in August of 1957 by US Immigration. She was several months pregnant and on March 25, 1958, she gave birth to a son she named Leonard Roy Seivers. His hair was Auburn and he had brown eyes. He was surrendered for adoption through Children's Aid Society in Hamilton, Ontario, and adopted July 16, 1958.
In 1989, Rilla died refusing to tell me anything about my siblings that she surrendered for adoption. I continue to search for them.