Baby Farmers of the th Century The practice of baby farming came about in late Victorian times In this era there was a great social stigma attached to having a child out of marriage and no adequate contraception existed In this pe

  • Title: Baby Farmers of the 19th Century
  • Author: Sylvia Perrini
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  • Page: 268
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The practice of baby farming came about in late Victorian times In this era, there was a great social stigma attached to having a child out of marriage and no adequate contraception existed In this period of time, no child protection services or regulated adoption agencies were in existence A number of untrained women offered adoption and fostering services to unmarriedThe practice of baby farming came about in late Victorian times In this era, there was a great social stigma attached to having a child out of marriage and no adequate contraception existed In this period of time, no child protection services or regulated adoption agencies were in existence A number of untrained women offered adoption and fostering services to unmarried mothers who would hand over their baby and a cash payment The mothers hoped that this payment would find stable, happy homes for their babies And in the case of weekly payments that they would at some time in the future be able to re claim their child It was, without doubt, one of the most sickening aspects of Victorian times, not only in Britain but also in its colonies as well Many of these fostering and adoption agencies were bona fide, but a frightening number were not They became known as baby farms In this short book, best selling author, Sylvia Perrini, introduces us to some of these baby farmers.

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    1. I had no idea there was ever such a thing as baby farmers. This was an interesting aspect of history, that is obviously not talked about or well known. This book focuses on those who killed or mishandled their charges and were caught for their crimes. This made me want to look into the history of baby farming, and had me wondering if all of the "farmers" were bad people, or did any of them actually help the children. This may be interesting to those interested in serial killers, history, and wom [...]

    2. Shocking!!Sylvia Perrini writes about the most unbelievable, yet true, stories of "Baby Farmers", a term I'd never known of, a description I couldn't make up! The Author is compassionate to leave gory details mostly to the imagination, thankfullye knows her history, and to satiate the unfortunate call for books like this, I learned something, but even as a retired Sheriff, was sickened complements to Ms. Perrini's work. When I'm well, I'll have another. Quick read & worth itThank You Sylvia, [...]

    3. Short vignettes of women baby farmers. Be aware, it isn't a discussion of baby farming; this book deals only with the women who abused and murdered their charges.

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