Story: Adoption

Matron with babies, Bethany home

Matron with babies, Bethany home

Major Edna Newton, the matron of the Salvation Army Bethany maternity home in Wellington, is surrounded by babies born to unmarried mothers in February 1969. Many of these babies were adopted out.

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Anne Else, 'Adoption - Growth in adoption', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2020)

Story by Anne Else, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2018