Methodist Babies Home

Methodist Babies Home

12 Copelen Street

South Yarra

VIC

Australia

Provider: Uniting Church of Australia

Year Opened: 1929

Year Closed: 1975

 

The Methodist Babies Home was established to care for neglected babies and to provide for their adoption into Christian families.  By the 1950’s physical neglect was less common but single mothers were increasingly admitted with consent for adoption, while babies whose families were in crisis were accepted on a temporary basis.

In 1959 the Methodist Babies Home merged with the Boards of the Methodist Homes for Children to form the Methodist Department of Childcare, which subsequently merged with the Presbyterian Church’s Department of Social Services to carry out the placement of babies and children.

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