Still More Photos from 1938 Kansas City
(not available in 3-d)
The truth is, I am lazy, my car is in the shop and I
have nothing better to do working tirelessly to entertain you. Some of those might have been used in the previous posts, sorry.
In the first half of 1934, Dr. J.E. Cavanaugh wanted to build a building at 4911 E 27th St, had previously been Fairmount Maternity Hospital, chiefly for unmarried mothers. Dr. Cavanaugh stated that in order for Mrs. W.W. Henderson , head of the Children’s Bureau of the State *Eleempaynary Board (*this is how it’s spelled in the report, I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean) to grant his license, he had to place babies that were intended for adoption, through the Evans Home. He stated further that Mrs. Henderson wanted all such commercial institutions turn their babies over to the Evans Home, but his was the only one that did so. He agreed to do so partly because he needed his licenses, and partly because he had no objections in doing so. Had it not been for Mrs. Henderson’s suggestion however, sending adoptable babies to the Evans Home would not have occurred to him. The adoptions through his hospital would have been handled directly through the Juvenile Court, as it was at the Willows and Fairmount.