Wanted, a Baby!
Observes that there are 'homes which have been desolated by bereavement, and there are others that have been almost as desolated by the influx of what may be called supernumerary children', and that at present 'society has provided no medium of exchange that would tend to equalise the supply and demand and redress the balance between those who have too many babies and those who have too few'. Speculates 'as to whether it might not be desirable to look forward to the establishment, in some tentative fashion, of a regular system of Baby Exchange', and makes an 'appeal to my readers to communicate with me, if any of them should know of any child [...] for whom it would be an advantage to secure adoption'.
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