A Descriptive Study of Ten Unmarried Mothers Whose Out-of-Wedlock Children Were Known to the Catholic Guardian Society Between the Years 1945 and 1951
The writer is associated with an after care agency, the Catholic Guardian Society of Brooklyn. All children placed by the Department of Welfare in the Catholic child caring institutions of the Diocese of Brooklyn are, upon discharge, assigned to the Catholic Guardian Society. Whether they return to their own families, to boarding homes, residences, or go out non their own”, the Catholic Guardian Society has the responsibility of knowing these children and helping them decide how they can best fit into society. The majority of the children are discharged from the institutions to the care of their own parents or relatives before they reach the age of sixteen. The other children who are brought under the care of the Catholic Guardian Society are those discharged from the institutions at the age of sixteen as "unattached". Most of this group have spent the greater part of their sixteen years in the sheltered environment of institutional life.
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Cleater, John Francis, "A Descriptive Study of Ten Unmarried Mothers Whose Out-of-Wedlock Children Were Known to the Catholic Guardian Society Between the Years 1945 and 1951" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509528.