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October 22, 1949

Adoption in New York City

JAMA. 1949;141(8):567. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910080067027

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This is the report of the New York City Committee on Adoptions to its sponsors, The New York Academy of Medicine, The United Hospital Fund of New York and the Welfare Council of New York City.

The work of the committee is authorized, explained, commended and limited, respectively, by a sponsor's note, a forward, an introduction and a preface. The report proper, some 37 pages, is divided into four sections. The first contains quotations from some laws and discusses other laws and regulations governing adoptions in New York City. The second section describes the types of services made available by adoption agencies in New York City and discusses the adequacy of these services in view of present and anticipated demands. The third recognizes the right of the public to know what adoption agencies are for and advocates a program of public relations. The fourth section presents the committee's recommendations for

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