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Modern vs. Past Adoption in Texas Adoption: What is the History of Adoption? 

Dating all the way back to ancient Rome, pregnant adoption can be seen throughout human history. Originally done with the intention of preserving a family’s wealth and ensuring sons a good inheritance, now it is an expression of love and a way to show support and provide a home for children who may not have been able to receive those things otherwise. Adoption has certainly come a long way since Roman times, and you may find yourself wondering in what ways exactly it has changed and around when these changes occurred. Well, look no further than Adoption Choices of Texas for all the information you may need. 

If you need help with adoption now, you can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here.

The History of Adoption Through the 19th and 20th Centuries 

For the most part, from the inception of the concept of adoption up until the 1800s, the idea of the Texas adoption process had very little focus on the child themself but rather on the usefulness they could serve. Whether that be to secure a continuing family line such as in the cast of ancient Roman times or as almost an indentured servant, as was the case in many European countries, the children were seen and judged more for their ability to be useful. There was little to no consideration for the feelings or care of the adopted children in these situations. However, this began to change in the 19th and 20th centuries when it was decided that more care and attention were dedicated to the adopted kids. In fact, in the year 1851, the Massachusetts Adoption of Children Act was established, becoming the first adoption law to protect the interest of the child. Under this act, judges were responsible for determining that adoptive parents had the biological parents’ consent and that the adoptive parents would be able to sufficiently care for the child.  

Putting a Child Up for Adoption Today 

Today, adoption is very different than it has been in the past. Gone are the days of indentured servitude of children or the use of kids as tools. Nowadays, adoption is focused on the children, and they are no longer just valued based on their usefulness or how much they can contribute to the house. Instead, the adoption process focuses on the mothers and children and finding what is best for them. Everyone involved in the process is eager to help and participate in whatever ways they can to show support. If you are interested in learning more, head over to Adoption Choices of Texas. 

As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!

Adoption Choices of Texas es la única agencia de adopción con servicios completamente en esapñol en el estado de Texas. Si está embarazada y necesita ayuda, llámenos o envíenos un mensaje de texto y uno de nuestros especialistas en adopción podrá ayudarlo. Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de adopción como una mujer embarazada o una madre biológica, comuníquese con Adoption Choices of Texas. Para español llamar: 888-510-5029

Meet the author: Victoria Fatiregun is a sophomore student at West Texas A&M University studying English. She has been writing blog posts for two years on her professional site that covers stories based around film and TV. Occasionally, Victoria also discusses elements of philosophy through poetic material, which is helping her to become a self-published author. 

Victoria writes primarily about fiction, but dabbles in nonfiction too — specifically anything that has to do with social novels based in the Victorian era — and uses writing to understand the world around her. She self-published a nonfiction philosophy and lifestyle novel that she wrote to help others cope with life’s stresses. All of her interests and experiences come through her writing, and helps her focus, bring out central ideas and remain consistent. She hopes her works will aid society in the path towards altruism.

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