A Study of Ten Children Placed for Adoption Who Were Formerly on a Boarding Out Basis in the Same Home
Adoption standards and procedures as they are known today have been evolved within the past century, particularly during the last two decades. Yet the practice of adoption is known to have been common with the Greeks and the Romans. At that time its primary purpose was to provide an heir to a family without naturally born successors so that familial prestige and traditions might be carried on to another generation. Early laws were concerned with these aspects and a court's interest, at best, was in seeing if petitioners were "of sufficient ability to bring up the child and furnish nurture and education, having reference to the degree and condition of its parents."
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Haile, Gladys Jacqueline, "A Study of Ten Children Placed for Adoption Who Were Formerly on a Boarding Out Basis in the Same Home" (1953). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557778.