A Case Study of Ten Adoptive Applicants Who Rejected Children at Showing
The efforts of Saint Vincent de Paul, the French religious leader of the seventeenth century ushered in the modern era of child welfare work; he founded the Sisters of Charity and after the Faneo-Austrian War placed many homeless children in their care. In 1811, the Napoleonic decree declared that dependent children be boarded at national expense. Newborn foundlings were to be placed with a wet-nurse, crippled and infirm children were to be raised in asylums, and after the age of six, boarded out children should be placed in country homes. After twelve, children were to be apprenticed, and boys held for military service. With some modifications, this system is still used in France although the adoption laws give the child more protection.
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Ferri, Virginia Mae, "A Case Study of Ten Adoptive Applicants Who Rejected Children at Showing" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724926.