When I was young, I remember a rumor about a girl that I knew who was "sent away" because she was pregnant. The rumor was that she was living in some sort of maternity house and was going to put her baby up for adoption. I'm not sure whether that rumor had any validity as high school can be a very cruel place. However, it seems that there are still young women who get pregnant and go away, either on their own volition or by their parents, to have their babies and place them for adoption. It appears that Maternity Houses are still in existence all over America, some of which follow strict rules of conduct, much like the rules you would see in a drug rehabilitation center. The following article takes a look at the maternity homes of today and questions whether their practices are helpful or hurtful to their residents.