Jeanne Ronald has raised a family with children Zali, 2, Daneal, 11, and Macey, 6, after she was adopted out in Gladstone.
Jeanne Ronald has raised a family with children Zali, 2, Daneal, 11, and Macey, 6, after she was adopted out in Gladstone.

Jeanne searches for her parents

By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au

SHE was just days old when she left Gladstone, but there was a part of Jeanne Ronald's life that she left behind and now she wants it back.

Mrs Ronald was put up for adoption by her parents in the 1960s and has never returned to where her 15 and 17-year-old parents lived.

'I've just always wondered who they are and if they think about me,' she said.

Although she has spent much of her life in Mackay, Mrs Ronald is asking locals to provide any information they can to help find her real parents

'Gladstone would have been a small town back then (DOB 22/11/68), so I'm hoping someone may know something.'

Mrs Ronald also wants to pass on a message to her real parents about her life since being adopted.

'I am well adjusted and have a wonderful family of my own,' she told The Observer.

'My adopted family has been very supportive and told me the truth at an early age, so I have come to terms with it.

'Obviously it has been in the back of my mind and it would be great to be able to meet my real parents, but if not then that will be fine.'

At the age of 18, Mrs Ronald attempted to track down her parents but could only find a very limited amount of information.

All she knows is that her mother was a 15- year-old clerk at a solicitor's office and her father was a 17-year-old surveyor.

Anyone with any information may phone The Observer on 4970 3030.



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