Adoption Then and Now

04 Feb

I stumbled on this paper and became curious, so I read it. It’s good, it starts at the beginning of adoption in the US circa 1850 and travels through the different periods of adoption history. It’s a must read, grab a beverage of choice and settle down to move through the many eras adoption has evolved through, while also keeping you up to date with what society was at that point in history.

It’s worth your time to stroll down the path adoption in the US has taken since the 1850’s.

David R. Papke, Pondering Past Purposes: A Critical History of American Adoption Law, 102 W. Va. L. Rev.
(1999). Available at:


Posted by on February 4, 2023 in Adoption, adoptive parents


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2 responses to “Adoption Then and Now

  1. Laksh

    February 5, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you


    • TAO

      February 5, 2023 at 3:59 pm

      Glad you liked it, I really enjoyed it.

      Liked by 1 person


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