Comment on Submit your Amish questions by Mary Ann Chase.
I read in a story that sisters or cousins who can have children are sometimes willing to let a childless couple have one of theirs….if that really happens I’m not sure but it seems to me that they would not go outside the community, to the English world, to adopt. Maybe there would be a young woman who had goofed during her ‘running around time’ who would give up her child to an Amish couple especially if she had no plans to marry. I’ve received the gift of adoption so I understand the emotions of it and can see how it would be even more so when a farm and inheriting the land is involved.I love the whole ideal of the amish family life but wonder about the reality of it.
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