When do spouse get children in the book "The Giver?"
In Lois Lowery's novel "The Giver" everything is planned ahead of time and there are specific rituals to follow for everything. There were women who were assigned a job of birth-mothers For three years these women gave birth to three new-children. When the new-children were born they were taken to the nurturers. Jonah's father was a nurture of new-children. When these babies, (new-children) turned one year old they were given to a couple who had been pre-approved to be a family unit. The two spouses got their children at a ceremony when the child turned one-year old. Each family unit was permitted two children and no more.