A Descriptive Case Study of Four Adolescent Girls in Foster Homes of the Brooklyn District of the New York Foundling Hospital
Background of the Study. The New York Foundling Hospital was established in the year 1869 to care for the destitute and abandoned children of the City of New York. Within a month after the opening of the Institution, because of lack of space and personnel, the Sisters at the Foundling, found it necessary to place some of the infants with nearby neighbors. These neighbors became the first foster parents. It was in this simple way that the Boarding Department was originated. Since that time many thousands of children have received care in foster homes, under the supervision of the New York Foundling Hospital. At first the child remained in foster home care until he reached his second birthday after which other plans were made for him, usually in an adoptive home or other child care institution. By the turn of the century children were remaining in foster homes until they reached their sixth birthday. At that time the child and often the foster home was transferred to the supervision of Catholic Home Bureau. In 1936 the policy was again revised, thus making it possible for children to remain in foster home care under the supervision of the New York Foundling Hospital until they reached their eighteenth birthday.
Womens studies|Clinical psychology|Health care management|Social work
Berger, Clare Jeanne, "A Descriptive Case Study of Four Adolescent Girls in Foster Homes of the Brooklyn District of the New York Foundling Hospital" (1953). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557669.