Wow, what losses for Carl - both parents, his older sister and baby brother, and another parental figure.
I tend to think that perhaps at that time, the importance of keeping biological siblings together and preserving original family ties was not seen as quite as important as we think it is today. I imagine that with family stepping up to take in orphaned children they were focused mainly on each having a home. Still so sad, though. And I imagine Lee's adoptive parents thought they were doing the right thing by just closing the door on the past.
Lee's A&E Biography show included a snapshot of his biological father Carl Yeary (although it was hard to tell what he really looked like) but no picture of his biological mother. I wondered why and what she looked like. He had to get those stunning looks somewhere!