The Child Welfare Act had similar powers to the 1905 Act to commit a 'neglected' or 'uncontrollable' child. Children who were committed to or already in institutions were placed under the control of the superintendent of the institution until the age of 18, or until they were discharged, removed, apprenticed or placed out. This Act provided the first adoption legislation, allowing adoptions if the child's parents or guardians consent, or if a court decided the child was deserted or abandoned.
09 November 2021
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