We are searching for at least two adoptees who were born in southern New Jersey from approximately 1974-1977. These individuals, who would now be in their 40’s, were adopted through the firm Kent, Grayer & Rosenberg in Willingboro, NJ. The attorney that handled the adoptions was Edward Kent. (pictured below)
We are also searching for women who placed a child for adoption through this firm at any time in the 1970s. These women were likely from Camden County, Burlington County, or possibly other neighboring counties. At least one of the birth mothers was living in Burlington Township, NJ at the time of her child’s birth.
As of today, we know of at least three newborn adoptions that were arranged by Edward Kent, though there were likely as many as six. We know at least two of the adoptees were placed in homes in Cherry Hill sometime between December 1976 and June 1977. These adoptions, including Michelle’s, were part of a 1978 indictment against Kent (State v. Kent.) You can read some of the newspaper articles about the case here.
Currently, we do not know the gender or race of any of the adoptees involved. At least one of the adoptees was born in May 1977, possibly on or around May 1, 1977. We do not know when the third adoptee was born, but we believe they were also born in early 1977 (likely between January 1977 and June 1977.) There is also a possibility that other adoptions took place outside of this time frame (likely earlier rather than later) but were not included in the indictment. We would love to hear from these individuals as well, even if your adoption was not part of the 1978 indictment.
Purpose: We are hoping to connect with others whose adoptions were arranged through Kent, Grayer & Rosenberg, specifically with Edward Kent. Michelle’s adoption was extremely flawed and we’re hoping to communicate with others who were adopted through this firm to learn more about Kent’s procedures. You can communicate with us anonymously if you prefer.
ADOPTEES: If you were born from approx. 1974-1977 in southern New Jersey and think you could have been adopted through this attorney, please contact us. We would love to learn more about your adoption and your adoptive parents’ experiences. You can communicate with us anonymously if you prefer.
BIRTH MOTHERS: If you think you placed a newborn for adoption through this firm or this attorney from approximately 1974-1977, please contact us. We would love to learn more about your experiences with Edward Kent. You can communicate with us anonymously if you prefer.
ADOPTIVE PARENTS: If you adopted a child through this attorney at any time, please contact us. If you considered adopting a child through Edward Kent but did not go through with it, we’d love to hear from you as well. Please contact us. You can communicate with us anonymously if you prefer.