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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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Ronnie Ong filed House Bill 3472 to address the issue surrounding the citizenship status of foundlings, who remain vulnerable and are in danger of being deprived of countless rights and opportunities.
Currently, the citizenship and legitimacy of foundlings remain in limbo unless they are adopted or naturalized in accordance with the law.
At present, the citizenship and legitimacy of foundlings remain in limbo unless they are adopted or naturalized in accordance with the law.
'The net effect of this is that a whole array of rights and entitlements under our Civil Code, Family Code and other relevant laws is unavailable to foundlings just because their nationality and legitimacy remain undetermined,' he said.
It is Eerie-on-Sea, a seaside resort in midwinter, and twelvish-year-old Herbie Lemon, a foundling, runs the Lost-and-Found office at the Grand Nautilus Hotel.
Of course, Davina McCall, Nicky Campbell and the team got involved, helping foundlings discover their roots.
Several foundlings have had their DNA tested, with painstaking work to try to trace their birth families.
'I felt so maternal towards him because he is the youngest foundling in this film.
By 1806, the figures of distressed mothers and absent fathers, and of orphans and foundlings populated the essays, letters, poems, and advertisements that appeared in literary periodicals and newspapers.
A Field of Foundlings is author Iryna Staravoyt's first book in English translation and part of a dual-language series of post-Soviet Ukranian poetry.
Preventing her from running for president would be against the law of equal rights of foundlings and people's desire to elect whoever they wanted as leader, Poe argued.
"Then a coach came to the village and gathered up all the five–year–old foundlings who had been fostered out as babies to families living in villages near the school.