Heartwrenching letters here, from mothers and in one case, a father, who are giving up their children to be cared for by nuns at the Foundling Asylum in New York City in the late 1800s. They can’t care for them, so they give them up. We don’t have asylums or orphanages today because we kill kids in utero instead. And indeed, some today claim these children would be better off dead. I’m not sure why they feel so confident about that. Who is to say?
As a side note, it appears consistently in the letters that the children are referred to as “it.”by