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01 July 2012

Adoptions Were Not Always Formal

Many "adoptions" were informal affairs where a relative or neighbor simply took in the child to raise as their own. There may have been no paperwork at all. In some times and locations there may be records of apprenticeships or guardianships, depending on the individual situation.

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