Adoption History. From Ancient Societies to Contemporary Societies

4 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2019

Date Written: August 20, 2019


From the earliest times, the religious factor has said its word on several social systems. The social factor has been of great importance and relevance to the social construction of the communities as well as to the regulation of the various institutions I have chosen the ones that represent the interests of society. Among these institution is adoption, being one of the oldest law institutions. Adoption is a social phenomenon that has undergone changes that have been inevitable and a breakthrough in the turn of the century. This form of social protection of children, adoption, played a particularly important role in antiquity especially in the institutions of the Jews, the Assyrians, the Greeks, the Indians and the Romans, because the adopted person was perceived as the one to represent the perpetuation of the religious and political interests of the people, after the persons who approached the children died.

Keywords: adoption, adrogation, family, the system of adoption, social protection

Suggested Citation

Timofti, Silvia, Adoption History. From Ancient Societies to Contemporary Societies (August 20, 2019). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 14th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. Available at SSRN: or

Silvia Timofti (Contact Author)

Stefan cel Mare University ( email )

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