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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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According to Rodriguez, while Administrative Order 01 Series of 1993 and Memorandum Circular 2011-5 provide for a separate registration structure for foundlings, "this has resulted in confusion and discrimination.
But Poe said she was never told that Militar found her at the church although he signed her foundling certificate.
The foundlings were given little education because the school did not believe that working-class children needed to be stretched academically.
Foundlings are typically abandoned soon after birth because of poverty or fear of disgrace if the child is born out of wedlock.
1% of the children living in care homes (2048) had one or two parents, while the complete orphans and foundlings were 39, or 1.
Author Marthe Jocelyn's grandfather was raised in the Foundling Hospital in London, England, a place Jocelyn has already explored in her non-fiction book, A Home for Foundlings.
Former Foundlings girl Pandora later makes contact to warn him that he is also being watched by a rich woman called Madame Orrery.
The other two chapters are about foundlings in Havana.
She then considers the goals of adults in molding the character of the next generation, the fate of foundlings, the very poor, and disabled children and the, sometimes misguided, efforts of reformers.
Although the plot line is simple and fast paced, the language in no ways talks down to the audience, incorporating appropriate terms such as foundlings, steeds and fair damsels, as well as much more modem colloquialisms like 'you yellow-bellied pink pipsqueaks', in ways that will delight and extend the vocabulary of the young readers.