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Why Raise Other People's Children?

What does it mean to be a parent and what does it say about human society that we choose to take in the offspring of others?

Raising children is demanding. It takes time, money and devotion. So, why would anyone want to raise another person’s child? In this edition of the Why Factor, Mary-Ann Ochota, explores what it means to be a parent. Can mothers who adopt or foster have the same connection to their children as a birth mother would? And, what does it say about human society that we choose to take in the offspring of others?

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Tue 8 Aug 2017 01:32GMT

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