Medical history The practice of sending an infant to a foster home, where it would soon die from neglect and malnutrition Social medicine The illegal practice of accepting ‘unwanted’ babies, often from unwed mothers, and passing them—with various attached ‘processing’ fees—to adopting parents
Herman, an associate professor of history at the University of Oregon, offers an extensive timeline, as well as brief essays--with images, primary document excerpts, and suggestions for further reading--on a long list of topics that includes baby farming, eugenics, infertility, and transracial adoptions.
Baby Farming in Late-Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia," Gender & Society, 2(2) 128-148.) The initial idea for the Boutique Children's Hotel was a variation on the baby farm as a form of mutual aid while the proposal submitted on 17 August 1971 exactly fits the definition of a 19th century baby farm.
A band of four travelling thespians including Alison Fitzjohn from Penarth - who plays Dross - bring The Terrible Tudors and The Vile Victorians to life with tales of baby farming, slums, sewers, graveyards and ghosts.