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  • Arya Daphnos (Tuesday, April 07 20 09:42 pm EDT)

    I am the product of a single and mentally abusive mother, who had 3 children through anonymous sperm donation. As a result, I've always had a deep curiosity and understanding of the struggles with not knowing enough about your full heritage. I found this site after watching 'The Child Remains', and although I knew such things transpired in history, its another to be confronted with the reality of it. I'm so glad this site exists and that so many of you have been reunited with birth relatives! I'm deeply sorry for the pain that the IMH created, but am glad that at least a number of you have been reunited and survived the ordeals of that place. I've recently been connected with some of my half siblings, and its a facinating and unexplainable experience. I wish you all the best luck in finding out more about your relatives, and thank you so much for sharing your stories with all of us.

  • Nikki (Tuesday, March 31 20 11:57 am EDT)

    I came after watching a movie "The child remains"
    I want to offer my condolences for the lost children and their mothers who never got to cradle them again. I am a mother of an these stories are so tragic id be lost without my babies. Praying for you all <3

  • Thea-belle (Monday, March 30 20 08:03 am EDT)

    Hearing this story has broken my heart. As a young 19 year old girl who has a newborn niece, I could not imagine people so monstrous hurting a baby of innocence and vulnerability, it absolutely disgusts me that the babies were taken that way. My condolences to the families of the babies and the survivors. A complete story of true horror beyond imagination. I truly am sorry.

  • Elizabeth B (Sunday, March 29 20 09:20 pm EDT)

    This case is so sad. I am feel so bad for all the mothers and babies who died and went through the home. The actions of the two owners were horrible and heartless. Hopefully the babies who died are in a better place than the hell they went through.

  • Robyn Carl (Sunday, March 29 20 08:41 am EDT)

    i came here after watching Bailey’s YouTube video , this is honestly disgusting how can you look at a child and take his/her life. These people are sickening & they should’ve died some other way.

  • Laila (Friday, March 27 20 01:08 am EDT)

    May those lost be found again.

  • Mirabel A. (Thursday, March 26 20 03:12 pm EDT)

    I came here after seeing the video made by Bailey Sarian. I want to offer my condolences for the lost children and their mothers who never got to cradle them in their arms again. My heart goes out to every single individual affected by this tragedy - God bless you all and let's hope that this small ill conceived bit of history shall never be repeated xx

  • Kylie (Thursday, March 26 20 11:10 am EDT)

    I seen this story on YouTube by a women named  Bailey Sarian who tells true crime stories. This really broke my heart. How can they kill babies and tell lies to the mothers all for profit. It angers me so much. Rip to the victims and my heart goes out to the survivors. I hope you find peace and your mothers. God bless you all.

  • Royalty Tehmeh (Thursday, March 26 20 07:38 am EDT)

    You guys are more than just survivors, you guys are warriors. Love sent to all the families♥️

  • Stephany (Wednesday, March 25 20 02:22 pm EDT)

    I learned about this story from YouTuber Bailey Sarian, and I was touched. So sorry to everyone who suffered through this, and my heart goes out to all the victims. Hope all find peace.

  • Saniah (Tuesday, March 24 20 08:30 pm EDT)

    May those lost be found again.

  • Colleen (Tuesday, March 24 20 03:15 pm EDT)

    Unbelievable...bless you all for never keeping up the search and exposing this atrocity. Best of luck!

  • Hannah R (Tuesday, March 24 20 01:28 pm EDT)

    Breaks my heart that little ones and their mothers had to go through this. I’m so glad for all the reunions, happy for the survivors, and I hope the baby angels rest easy. I hope more survivors can be found.

  • Monique Bersi Soler (Tuesday, March 24 20 12:47 pm EDT)

    Good day, I came from a vide on you Youtube by “Bailey Sarian”. She made a video about the Ideal Maternity Home, so sorry to hear about the mothers and child that didn’t had the proper care. Sending good energy to the survivors and mothers 💞

  • Hannah (Tuesday, March 24 20 01:00 am EDT)

    I watch a lady on YouTube named Bailey Sarian who does a lot of true crimes. This story really touched my heart. My heart goes out to all the survivors and non-survivors.

  • CASSIA BRAVO DE BARROS (Monday, March 23 20 10:02 pm EDT)

    This is so sad!
    Love and prayers for all.

  • April (Monday, March 23 20 06:20 pm EDT)

    Bless every one of you.

  • Mazie Whittinghill (Monday, March 23 20 04:49 pm EDT)

    So sorry to the babies that went through this and the poor mothers who had their babies taken away. Hope you all find the families yall are looking for.

  • Gregory Keith Haines (TOBKES) (Monday, March 23 20 02:14 am EDT)

    Just wishing all my 'crib-mates'* a healthy year in light of the recent viral unpleasantness.
    *(11.16.42)

  • Joan Crawford (b.Margaret Irene Springall) (Thursday, March 19 20 02:25 pm EDT)

    Wondering if I was born at IMT. Birth certificate says, Gold River, NS. about 20 KM. from Chester. I know that my mother was sent to this area to have her baby as she lived over 200 miles away and was 16 yrs. old at the time. I met her years ago. Wish I had asked her more questions then but she has since passed away. Wondering if any records remain??

  • Brigid Briana Fox (Wednesday, March 18 20 01:26 am EDT)

    It's terrible to think of what people are capable of. We have to remember things like this so that we can stop them from ever happening again.

  • Lucinda Wainwright (Monday, March 16 20 10:52 pm EDT)

    God bless you all...survivors and victims both.

  • John George (Monday, March 16 20 08:52 pm EDT)

    Just a history buff, interested in keeping history alive, passing knowledge on to my children

  • Rhonda Hill (Saturday, March 07 20 09:52 pm EST)

    So sorry for the babies and mother's who went through this. Prayers for all 🙏

  • Lisa Blais (Friday, February 28 20 09:48 pm EST)

    I had just watched a documentary about the Tennessee Childrens Home Scandal and didnt know that this also went on in Canada. I'm so sorry that this happened to these little innocent babies and their families. I am hoping to read the books soon and watch the movie from 1995.

  • Sierra Smith (Monday, February 24 20 10:33 pm EST)

    Just found this tragic story. Bless the survivors and all victims of the IDH. Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to you all.

  • Kristy Ortman (Tuesday, February 11 20 11:13 pm EST)

    My prayers and sympathy for all children..mothers ..fathers and siblings etc who are and were affected by these Monsters. My ❤ breaks Bless you all!!

  • Kaylee (Tuesday, February 11 20 08:00 pm EST)

    My heart aches to know that babies had been left out after birth. No food, love or warmth from arms to find comfort in. I've been a new mom for 7 months and I couldn't imagine. I pray these souls find peace.

  • Ciana (Thursday, January 30 20 02:06 pm EST)

    Absolutely tragic story

  • Laura L Hatfield-Weir-Callen (Thursday, January 30 20 02:51 am EST)

    Recently discovered my birth father who was adopted in Newfoundland. We found his family some still alive through Ancestry. Hope and pray that families old and new find their true history. Prayer for the post babies.

  • Richelle Mason (Monday, January 27 20 07:30 am EST)

    Prayers and thoughts to all the victims and families of the victims. A very sad, devastating turn of events. My heart hurts for all the babies affected by this horrific story.

  • Mary Fredericks (Monday, January 13 20 03:57 pm EST)

    I just got an obit from a friend in New Hampshire that a Donald Jack Davis born born Daniel George Clancy born May 21, 1946 passed away in Lemon Grove, California. His name is on the list for Searching. I am a survivor who found my family.

  • Jane (Sunday, December 15 19 05:34 pm EST)

    May the owners, the Youngs pay for their sins. Jesus please make justice with the victims and survivors

  • Fern Norris (Monday, November 11 19 02:13 pm EST)

    I am looking for information on my father's family. He was born April 9, 1930 and adopted name is William Steve Norris. He has since passed away on April 13, 1981.

  • Maddy (Tuesday, November 05 19 05:34 pm EST)

    I am so horribly sorry for all the children and parents involved in this. My good thoughts are with you.

  • Theresa Sevigny (Sunday, October 06 19 05:37 pm EDT)

    Looking for my mothers birth parents. She was born in 1929 in Plympton station Nova Scotia.Mom passed away in 2005 and I have been searching since then and have been to Nova Scotia several times since then. Both of our parents were from the East coast" down home" as we say.
    Her name on birth certificate is Mary Kathern Gossen. I have been to Admiral Digby's museum with no luck.if anyone has any information I would live to hear from you🤗

  • Terry (Wednesday, August 21 19 12:54 pm EDT)

    Looking for a British gentleman born to Wava Haverstock or Wava Boutlier in the 40’s

  • Terry Haverstock (Wednesday, August 21 19 12:49 pm EDT)

    Looking for a British gentleman who’s mother may have been Wava Haverstock or Wava Boutlier who had a son at the home in the 40’s

  • Gwynn Hoffmann (Thursday, August 08 19 11:59 pm EDT)

    I just found the Butterbox story from a new movie. Child Remains. I looked up the story to find out the nonHollywood version.

    I cried reading about it. My mother was adopted and was never able to find her birth parents. Not for lack of trying, just not for knowledge. She was adopted privately in NY and any other our family who would know is dead now. So probably not from IMH. But because of this my heart goes out to everyone involved in the searching and those who thought they'd lost babies.

  • Tomi Weddleton (Monday, July 08 19 03:10 am EDT)

    I believe I came from Nova Scotia, my adoption is sealed in Boston. I was born March 3, 1940, and I have already found connections to Nova Scotia through Ancestry. I may have been obtained through the maternity home. If anyone has any information please contact me.

  • Claire rosenthal (Sunday, February 03 19 12:23 pm EST)

    Looking for birth mother...female child born February 1943.....

  • Judy MacKenzie (Friday, January 25 19 09:25 am EST)

    My Grandmother gave birth to a male child in the 40’s during war time. Possibly a Harold who was adopted in NS. My uncle who would be his 1/2 brother has DNA on Ancestry. Not sure of birthdate or even time of year. But she told me the story as we watched the movie Butterbox babies years ago.

  • Jan Murphy (Sunday, November 18 18 08:10 pm EST)

    I am looking for information about my father's origins. He was born in 1939 to a Mary Frances Pauline Murphy.. Although it could be Frances Murphy. I assume he was born at Ideal as he was born in the same town. He was shipped to an orphanage in Halifax. Any information is greatly appreciated. Are there records filled somewhere?

  • Af Schoen (Tuesday, October 23 18 11:03 pm EDT)

    I am a survivor, born May 5 1946. I was adopted and moved o New Jersey in June of that year. I may have a sibling, but I will probably not find him/her. Ruth and Milton Schoen were wonderful parents. I still would like to know more about my birth mother, Jean McFarlane. I believe that she was of Scottish descent. I best wishes to all of us who were able to leave that terrible place. I also offer my prayers to those who were no so fortunate and did not.

  • Roger Sowerby (Wednesday, August 29 18 11:05 am EDT)

    Found my birth mother through Ancestry DNA.She is 96 yrs old and well both in body & mind. Had a great reunion with extended family in New Brunswick

  • Candy (Sunday, July 15 18 03:47 am EDT)

    All the love and we'll wishes to all of you ...I adore and cherish your story and of ever I can offer any of you a shoulder a laugh a get away or just a new friend please email smartsmurf666@gmail.com

  • Gail Browne (Sunday, July 08 18 12:30 am EDT)

    I recently learned the name of my birth mother, who died in 2002. I also learned that I have 3 half brothers, born after my birth mother married.

    Wondering whether this group is still active.

  • Glenn Craig (Friday, June 22 18 03:53 pm EDT)

    I have located about a half a dozen butter box graves on land next to land that was donated to Saint Cuthbert's Church in Northwest Cove by Lilla Coolen-Young's grandson Paul, and Robie Young. The disputed land lawyer was John Longley. We found one grave clearly marked by a ring of bricks the same dimensions as a butter box. Please help me get in touch with Bette Cahill and any survivors concerned with seeing these innocents given proper memorial instead of being cast off like unwanted waste in a dismal swamp.

  • Gilbert DesBecquets (Wednesday, June 13 18 12:59 pm EDT)

    Note to Roger Sowerby (né Blanchard): I took note of a 'perfect' match for you on Ancestry. I may be able to help. Contact me direct at gdesbecquets@rogers.com

  • Kelsey (Wednesday, June 06 18 07:54 pm EDT)

    My grandfather Vincent gaul Jr , a survivor , he passed in 2007 miss him so much ? was just wondering abt his background if anyone knows could they email me please kelsey_gaul90@outlook.com