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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

For several decades from the 1920s to the 1960s, the Australian government operated a deliberate policy of cultural genocide, taking young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fro... [more]

Norwegian Ruling Families

In the Middle Ages fostering was practiced between the great families of Norway, possibly as a means of cementing interfamily alliances or demonstrating reciprocal status relationships. Acc... [more]

Native American and Alaskan Native Children

Children of Native Americans and Native Alaskans were frequently taken from their birth families by Indian Agents (agents of the US Bureau of Indian Affairs), often by subterfuge, and place... [more]

Melzi, Francesco

Melzi was an Italian aristocrat and was, with Giacomo Caprotti , and possibly also Andrea Boltraffo and Cesare de Sesto, one of Leonardo da Vinci's adopted sons and students. Melzi joined ... [more]

Leonowens, Anna

Leonowens was born Anna Harriette Crawford in Wales. Her father was in the army and her parents went to India when she was six, leaving her in Britain with a relative who ran a girls' schoo... [more]

Lee, George Patrick

Lee was the first Native American to become a general authority of the Mormon (Latter-day Saints) church. He was born to a traditional (non-Christian) Navajo family, one of 17 children. He ... [more]

Kipling, J. Rudyard

Kipling was born to English parents in Bombay, but when he was six years old he and his sister were sent back to England, where they were fostered until 1877 by a rigidly Calvinistic family... [more]

Hurston, Zora Neale

Hurston was born in the all-Black and Black-governed town of Eatonville, Florida. Her father, a carpenter and minister, and his wife had eight children. When her mother died she was nine... [more]

Caprotti, Gian Giacomo

Caprotti was a student of the immortal Leonardo da Vinci, who was his frequent model and collaborated with him in some of his paintings. But he was probably more than this. Two sources (... [more]

Tamaiti Whangai

Tamaiti whangai is the New Zealand Maori term for a foster or adopted child. "Tamaiti" (plural "tamariki") means "child" and "whangai" means to feed ... [more]

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