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foundling

A term of historic interest for an abandoned baby; it is not used in the working medical parlance.
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This after Duterte made a remark Tuesday night that he would like Poe to become president someday but the Constitution must be amended first to allow foundlings like her to run for the post.
How did the exhibition at the Foundling Museum come about?
The London Foundling Hospital, established in 1739, provided a home to over 20,000 children during its 215 years of operation.
Edgar Militar signed Poe's foundling paper, after he found her at the baptismal font of Jaro Church, in central Philippines on September 3, 1968.
Messiah at the Foundling HOSPITALBBC2, Saturday, 9.
Originally set up in Bloomsbury, London, in 1739 by a retired sailor called Thomas Coram, the Foundling Hospital moved to "healthier" premises at Berkhamsted in the 1920s.
Tom has written an extraordinary book, The Last Foundling, about his life, tracking down his mother and, in an amazing twist, how his biological parents rekindled their teenage relationship.
A male foundling came to the foundation to look for a wife among the female orphans, but when we asked him to marry a female foundling, he refused," she said.
Some of the foundlings stayed into adulthood--running the tapestry workshops that contributed so much to the grand-ducal economy, or were involved in the administration of the Innocenti itself.
October 6, 2011 (KHARTOUM) -- The Republic of South Sudan has strongly censured remarks in which Ismail Haniya, Prime Minister of the ousted Hamas's government in Gaza strip, reportedly described the newly independent country as "a foundling state.
Her current album The Foundling is based on her own life experience of being handed over to an orphanage as a baby by her unmarried mother who she managed to track down some 45 years later, only to be denied a meeting with her.
Finally there's James, a boy torn away from his family to grow up in a foundling home.