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CHAPTER VII.
ADOPTION

The same Session, which witnessed the passing of The Children of Unmarried Parents Jet and The Legitimation Jet, saw the introduction and successful passing of an Act to provide for the adoption of children. Under The Children's Protection Jct, provision has been made since 1892 for the placing out of children in foster homes by an agreement between the children's aid society and the foster parents, but under these agreements the child could have none of the rights and was subject to none of the obligations of the natural child. Moreover the Act applied only to children who were neglected or de-pendent.

The object of The Jdoption Jct was to enable any one of full age to adopt as his child another person younger than him-self, unless such person is married to him, or is his brother or sister or uncle or aunt.

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