Relationships & Family

A Look at Adoption over the Course of History

Adoption is something that has occurred since antiquity. Adoption is a permanent change in status for children whereby the adoptive parents are legally given the same rights as if they were the birth parents. Modern-day adoptions are governed by a complete group of regulations and statutes that have been put in place by governments around the world.  As the Wikipedia entry on adoption, found here, notes, adoptions has been practiced around the world throughout the course of human history. It was part of the Code of Hammurabi which went into details…

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