Butterbox Babies: The Shocking Story of Baby Deaths and Black Market Adoptions

Butterbox Babies: The Shocking Story of Baby Deaths and Black Market Adoptions

Bette L. Cahill / Jun 04, 2020
Butterbox Babies The Shocking Story of Baby Deaths and Black Market Adoptions Many of the babies born at the Ideal Maternity Home in East Chester Nova Scotia were not adopted Instead they mysteriously disappeared becoming known as butterbox babiesher ongoing examination rev
  • Title: Butterbox Babies: The Shocking Story of Baby Deaths and Black Market Adoptions
  • Author: Bette L. Cahill
  • ISBN: 9780921054559
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Many of the babies born at the Ideal Maternity Home in East Chester, Nova Scotia, were not adopted Instead they mysteriously disappeared, becoming known as butterbox babiesher ongoing examination, revealing the sometimes happy, often heartbreaking endings of survivors searching for their birth parents.
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    1. I learned so much about how unwanted pregnancies were handled during this time period in Nova Scotia This topic is of particular interest to me as I have relatives living in Nova Scotia who were in this situation during the the 30 s and 40 s.

    2. Very interesting read I feel like there was a lot of repetition and I wish the story had been told in a linear way However, I m glad I read it.

    3. The true story of a Canadian home for unwed mothers that also dealt with baby stealing, baby selling, and baby murdering.

    4. I started reading this when I was a teenager and didn t get the chance to finish it I couldn t remember the name but the story has always stuck with me.

    5. This is a tough one I put off reading this until I noticed wanted it and decided to read it so I could send it to her I ve read some great books at perfect times to send to friends It always seems to work out.I ll start with something seemingly unimportant the title Why do authors, especially true crime authors, feel the need to disrespect the victims, usually babies, with these horrid titles If my son or daughter had been the victim of these monsters I wouldn t want him or her called a butterbo [...]

    6. As an adoptive parent in Canada, albeit Ontario versus Nova Scotia, I found this book very informative Given the opportunist abuses that occurred in Nova Scotia s ironically named Ideal Maternity Home, this book reinforces the need for governmental controls related to adoption The process for adopting a child is indeed an invasive, emotional and lengthy one However, this book makes it abundantly clear to readers and prospective adoptive parents that the children s interests must always be paramo [...]

    7. A tragic tale, very, very sad It is outrageous how people can be so focused on monetary gain as to disregard mother baby bonding and sell babies for profit Next to this, the fraud charges that Lila and William Young faced pale in comparison The fact that so many babies remained lost without a paper trail and that so many people the few still alive are still looking for answers is truly heartbreaking.I realize it must be hard to write a book like this, keeping only to the facts and rumors and ref [...]

    8. For historical record, the book Seems to be written objectively and accurately, quoting reams of newspaper sources and witnesses.As for mechanics, the chapters didn t always flow together, but it didn t take long to piece thIngs together The subject was fascinating, however.cially since it was so close to home geographically and emotionally My own father and uncle were adopted in that province at this period of time, so it was very interesting to understand the social climate of the day regardin [...]

    9. Solid journalism that personalizes the stories without falling into the hackeyned traps so much descriptive narrative and true crime do It starts at the beginning, and presents its facts no cold open intrigue, cheap cliffhanger end of chapter fades to black, or people standing on docks carrying on interior monologues we can have no evidence of The book is a little longer than it needs to be, and contains a few characters than one can keep track of But it is a fascinating story of the slippery s [...]

    10. An important look at one of the most prolific scandals in Nova Scotia history The writing here is just fine for the most part, though a tad news story like at times the author was a CBC reporter after all Certain sections the court and legal discussions specifically were a bit tedious and difficult to get through All in all, though, I enjoyed this look at the history of the Ideal Nursing Home especially the personal accounts.Required reading for history buffs in the area in particular.

    11. Very interesting and scandalous true story of a maternity home for unwed mothers in the 1940s, where allegations of abuse abound Healthy babies were sold, the mothers being scared into signing their rights away, unhealthy or unfit babies were starved to death fed a diet of molasses and water or outright murdered, and buried in butterboxes in unmarked graves, or buried at sea Fairly well written, though sometimes a little confusing.

    12. This documentary was written by a CBC reporter who was asked to investigate this story by her employer Although we will never no the whole story, she did uncover details of babies of unwed mothers being sold for adoption It is a tragic comment on the state of laws, social services and public support for unwed women and their children in the 30s and 40s.

    13. I live very close to Nova Scotia, so it s especially horrifying to know that something like this could have occurred in such a nice place The book wasn t particularly well written and I did feel that it dragged at times and repeated itself a little too much It was still interesting learning the history of this case though.

    14. This is a true story of babies born at a home for unwed mothers around 1940 s It was so sad to read of the treatment of the babies and some mothers Babies starving on a diet of molasses and water and being buried in butter boxes without any markers Being adopted by into a loving home and some in abusive homes A difficult story to read.

    15. This book reviews the evidence surrounding the baby deaths in Chester NS at the Ideal Maternity home during the depression era It was quite interesting to know that such a dark secret existed and the truth about what actually happened to those babies and mothers It was not a happy read but was interesting.

    16. This is an excellent book A close relative of mine gave birth to a child at that maternity home I can only imagine what went on in that place She never talked about that part of her life We didn t even know about it until recently .

    17. A very chilling account of history taken place in Nova Scotia, the deaths of so many undeserving infants is frightening I am appalled that Lila and William Young got away with all that they did Quite an injustice.

    18. I think I bought this book in the early 1990s and finally got around to reading it It was worth the wait Cahill has done a masterful job of research and recounting this fascinating tale Highly recommended.

    19. this book is so weird in its own way but yet it makes u want to keep reading it over and over again 5 stars i give it

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