My father Fletcher Wicker born to Alice May Wicker in Alachua county, Florida on July 11, 1899 according to the Children's Home in Jacksonville, Florida. He was adopted by Frederick Eugene Buck and Ida Elizabeth Totman when he was 4 years old. The adoption papers in Florida are sealed and there is no way to get them unsealed. You would think with the above information it would be easy to find his natural family. An Alice May Wicker married a Sheppard in central Florida about the time he was adopted. It seems that Sheppard divorced her for abandonment shortly thereafter saying that she had gone to North Carolina. I have been searching for my father's natural family for 40 years without any success. Any suggestions or help with this search would be greatly appreciated.
Have you talked to any local historians(Alachua county) they are a world of help, I have the same problem except in Arkansas limited information from Children's home more question then answers even did the DNA and to date the only things I have found on my Brick wall I received from the local genealogist and it was more then we ever expected to find. good luck
Thank you. I Will follow up on your advice. I had never thought of that.