The Orphan Train
The Precarious Beginning of Foster Care
The Orphan Train at a Glance
The Man Behind the Concept:
Brace wrote multiple books and articles about his ideas and up-and-coming European welfare programs, which he observed first-hand in 1851. He believed that people were shaped during childhood by small, seemingly inconsequential interactions that could only be properly nurtured in family environments.
Because of his writings, Brace was asked by the founding civic leaders of the Children's Aid Foundation to lead the new group. Brace made children's welfare his life's work, because he saw children as the most promising hope for improving the lives of the poor.
A Handful of Train Riders
Orphan train experience
Children's Aid Society
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