Lost Daughters: Adoption Changes?


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14 November 1878, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 2

…Scroll to the bottom of this Newspaper Article  of 1878 for an advertisment which is in many ways reminiscent of the advertising of today. Perhaps the language is slightly different in some instances, prettied up for a customer base that wouldn't accept an advertisement that seems so blatantly to be about finding free servants. No doubt 'donations' changed hands and some money was involved. Most of you have seen those lists of babies available for adoption, or as they are sometimes called  'adoption situations'. Can we honestly say there is any difference, that adoption has changed in any way?  Parenting may have changed over the decades and the…