It Was Once Legal to Put Children in the Mail in the USA
Most of us over the age of 40 remember a day when, around the holiday season or summer time, put their young children on a plane to visit far away family members, knowing that their little ones would be looked after by a dutiful airline crew. But that, for any number of reasons, has gone by the wayside, not unlike another American tradition going back to the late 19th and early 20th century: Putting children in the mail.
Yep! Believe it or nor, sending children via the United States Postal Service actually used to be a thing. A little detail from thoughtco.com:
"Once-upon-a-time, it was legal to mail a baby in the United States. It happened more than once and by all accounts, the mailed tots arrived no worse for wear. Yes, 'baby mail' was real.