Adoptions continued throughout the middle ages, although Germanic, Slavic, and Celtic culture denounced the practice. These cultures decided that the bloodlines were more important and ruling dynasties without a natural-born heir apparent were replaced. The process of adoption was eventually changes in the United States for the purpose of creating a family rather than leaving a specifically male heir. Initially, programs such as the Orphan Train, (which took place between 1854 and 1929), created situations of indentured servitude rather than a family unit.
The need for Adoption-Agencies was clear and with the adoption law of 1917 in Minnesota, things eventually began to change. The American model for adoption and adoption law has since become global in its scope and use, although the United States still remains the leader in adoptions, with approximately 130,000 adoptions each year. Adoption-agency.us helps connect families who would like to adopt with adoption agencies.