The OTC gang is finally in person again! With mixed feelings about it. This week, discussing the Ideal Maternity Home and the Butterbox Babies. We drill down to talk about how this institution got away with, quite likely, literally murdering babies for years; the differences between a legit adoption and an Ideal adoption; and how society's treatment of single mothers has and hasn't changed over the decades. 

Also, Hemingway yowls in the background. 

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Sources:

 

Canadian Children Right’s Council. https://canadiancrc.com/Butterbox-Babies_Killers-Child-Trafficking-Canada/Butterbox-Babies-Baby-killers-child-trafficking-selling-babies-Canada-adoption-story.aspx

Book: Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder by Lee Mellor. https://www.scribd.com/book/230097379/Cold-North-Killers-Canadian-Serial-Murder\

FamilySearch.org. https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KLLQ-F35/bessie-elizabeth-boutilier-1868-1947

IN 2013 dollars. https://www.in2013dollars.com/canada/inflation/1928?amount=150

Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peritonitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20376247

Karen Balcom. Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region. “Scandal and Social Policy:
The Ideal Maternity Home and the Evolution of Social Policy in Nova Scotia, 1940-51.” https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/acadiensis/article/view/10719/11433

Elizabeth Leland. Charlotte Observer. Charlottean uncovers shocking secrets from his past.” https://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article9233030.html

https://murderpedia.org/female.Y/y/young-gladys-lila.htm

https://www.idealmaternityhomesurvivors.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideal_Maternity_Home

https://www.gvnews.com/news/local/gv-woman-helps-butterbox-baby-survivors-understand-past/article_3f5d8600-d353-11e1-87fd-001a4bcf887a.html

https://filmdaily.co/obsessions/true-crime/butterbox-babies/

https://the3littlesisters.com/butter-box-babies/

 

Music: 

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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