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Boston Children Must Be Placed with Families of Same Religion

A bill designed to stiffen the law requiring that children in adoption cases be placed with families of the same religion was adopted by the House of Representatives here.

A probate judge could waive that requirement only when he considered it impracticable to comply with it, under the terms of the measure, and he would be compelled to file a statement listing his reasons for giving custody of a child to a person of a different faith. The new law would also apply to all state wards boarded in homes or placed in any private or charitable institutions.