Illegitimate children: fatherless status

illegitimate children problems of illegitimate children is exposed to an active discussion, several fade into a secondary plan, but do not cease to exist.At all times there were children born outside the law, it is, unfortunately, consistently changing the attitude of society towards them.Actually, it is important this issue in our time, when according to the statistics, about a third of children are born in the so-called civil marriage and its legal status may be classified as illegitimate.


From the ancient times, there was the concept of "foundling".Where there are such children?

It is clear that in a happy family women do not abandon their children.But those who became pregnant out of wedlock, or during the absence of her husband - could not afford the luxury of leaving such a child at home.This immediately brought on the problem of the woman, her family, all the relatives, and the child himself did not promise anything good, because the stigma of illegitimate remained with him for life, making it difficult for men to promotion, and women - in a successful marriage.

foundling status was more favorable, so women have tried every possible way to hide a problematic pregnancy, wealthy ladies were leaving for other countries, secretly gave birth there, leaving their children to foster families and pay for their content to other insolvent leaving the village, the village and gave birth there, leaving theirChildren under someone else's door.Often, these children will never know their parents, and their fate is entirely dependent on the foster family.

Particularly sad was the fate of soldiers' common practice when a young girl of sixteen - seventeen years, were married a soldier, who was almost immediately taken into the service.Hormones act in all ages and sustain long-term absence of the man the young woman was just unbearable.In this regard, many of them became pregnant and gave birth to illegitimate children, dooming himself and the child to be afflicted, because society did not accept these children, the husband returned from work and found at home with his wife offspring, had every right to simply kill her, as if mocked- so that means spared.

I must say that the children soldier must have been soldiers, so soldiers' legitimate children sometimes prefer to hide and pop into the wrong family, so they escaped the fate of his father.

illegitimate children often simply killed, which was punished, of course, sacramental, and then the link, and the death penalty, but it did not lead to the desired results.The number of illegitimate children is increasing every year, especially high growth began in the eighteenth century, after the establishment of the regular army.

At the same time, hospitals began to appear for the "gap stretches" of children, in which the conditions were terrible, died to eighty percent of the foundlings, but these institutions were always crowded, so great was the number of illegitimate children.In the end, the practice has evolved of origin "treasury" in the feeding of the child in the prosperous peasant family, from then they were taken to the army.

That now

centuries worked out hostile attitude towards illegitimate children survived in the expressions: Polovinkin son skit Bogdanchikov, wren, hair grass, podzabornik.Currently, it changed attitudes towards children born out of wedlock, but unfortunately, they are still experiencing voluntary or involuntary psychological pressure from others, which prevents them from developing fully and grow happily happy.From an early age is the question of the absence of parents, or the parents have different surnames.And if there are people who would be called in Russian, do not hesitate, here, and close to a nervous shock.

important thing is that the children of civil marriages are not legally protected and are in a less favorable social situation than their peers from legal marriage.

So thinking about the possible appearance of the baby - Make sure that its existence is not clouded by the negation of society and social inequality.

Svetlana Shimkovich