The Willows in 1909
The Willows Maternity Sanitarium was in operation from 1905 to 1969 and it is said that over 35,000 babies were born at the Willows and placed for adoption. I will be adding photos and other information here as I gather it.
If you have any information about The Willows, I would appreciate anything you have to share. I would like to learn more about the birth place of my mother and uncle. I know there are thousands of birth mothers and children given up for adoption that spent time at The Willows or one of the other facilities in Kansas City when it was known as the adoption hub.
Please leave a comment or any information pertinent information if you are looking for a lost relative. I hope to be able to help make the connection that my mother and grandmother were able to make.