This one child policy was created by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1979, and he created it to kind of even out the population (Rosenburg). The Chinese decided to keep this policy because they thought it would permanently fix it, but they were wrong.
By forcing one child per household, it forced people to either kill their babies, or kick their kids out at young ages, not really fixing the problem.
When this was first put into effect, people were just having kids and abandoning them, and other families were picking them up.
Morse Nathan Nance 6-9-13 Population Control in China In china, more than 330 million abortions and almost 200 million sterilizations have been performed in china since family-planning policies to limit the populations were introduced 40 years ago (parks). I understand that China is a very highly populated country, but in my opinion, there is no reason that the abortion rate should be that high.
There is always adoption, and there is always going be a family that takes babies.