Here’s as pdf file explaining “Adopt A Doe”, based on questions received:
My adopted daughter “Spring Doe” (Medical Examiner’s case 435 April 2005) now has her DNA entered into NamUs. Many thanks to the Medical Examiner’s office for getting this vital data entered! Praying for a match. Behind the scenes, other progress is happening that can’t be discussed here.
Thank you so much to the Medical Examiner’s office and the Chicago Police Department for caring about this Doe. Spring’s NamUs rating is now up from 3 Stars to 4 Stars out of 5:
Here is a link to Spring’s NamUs profile:
Important Reminder: The “Adopt A Doe” campaign hinges on the help of the families of the missing using their voices to help identify Does.
We have received several requests from advocates wishing to help. The best way you can help is help a specific family of a missing person “Adopt A Doe”, but you need to have the family’s permission and we have to hear directly from the family that you are their designated advocate. Thanks for understanding.
If you aren’t an official advocate of a family, sharing the “Adopt A Doe” Facebook page and WordPress site is helpful and very much appreciated. And remember all the other wonderful ways you can help Unidentifieds through existing networks: Namus, Doe Network, etc.
Thanks for understanding and thanks for your offer of help.
WBBM Coverage of “Adopt A Doe”
Tionda, I adopted Spring Doe with the hopes that if you and Diamond are somewhere unidentified, waiting to be found, another family will do the same for you! My “adopted daughter” is now listed with NamUs!
Sending you and Diamond love and prayers!
Great Aunt Shelia
Many thanks to the Medical Examiner’s Office and Chicago Police for adding my “adopted daughter” Spring Doe’s case into NamUs. This was one of my primary goals when I “adopted” her in September of 2012. That goal has been accomplished with the help and cooperation of the Chicago Police, Medical Examiner’s Office, NCMEC and NamUs. I would especially like to thank Illinois NamUs Regional Administrator Anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig for personally assisting the staff at the Medical Examiner’s office with getting Spring Doe listed. Just having a listing in NamUs may be all that is needed to bring her home. If not, I’m going to be continuing the search for Spring’s identity, as if she were my own flesh and blood. That’s what I hope someone will do for every unidentified now resting in morgues across the country.
Spring is the FIRST Chicago Doe listed in NamUs and our new Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina assures us that she is just the first of many Chicago cases that will be added to the NamUs system in the near future.
As I write this, behind the scenes, Spring’s information is being compared to cases of missing girls from across the country. More progress will be posted as it occurs. Spring’s DNA will be added to the system shortly, which will boost her NamUs Profile rating.
Meanwhile, here is a link to Spring’s current “three-star” NamUs profile: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10693
Blessings to you all as the search continues!
Great Aunt of Missing Children Diamond and Tionda Bradley of Chicago