[Ads-l] "forever home"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 22 15:38:47 UTC 2021

Nancy Friedman wrote:
> Many thanks! Garson's citations are what I'd been looking for.

Glad to help. Below is a slightly earlier match in October 1958. The
term was used by four-year-old Tommy and the "Children's Bureau".

Date: October 16, 1958
Newspaper: Journal-Every Evening
Newspaper Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Article: Tommy 4, Finds a Home
Quote Page 25, Column 6 and 8
Database: Newspapers.com


[Begin excerpt - double-check text]
On one of their various "getting ready" trips Tommy tentatively asked
his case worker "Will this be a forever home?"
. . .
Finding just this kind of adoption family for Tommy, and helping them
to understand Tommy and all he wanted and needed from a "forever home"
of his own is a part of the Bureau's adoption service.
[End excerpt]


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