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see adoptionadoption,
act by which the legal relation of parent and child is created. Adoption was recognized by Roman law but not by common law. Statutes first introduced adoption into U.S. law in the mid-19th cent.
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; foundling hospitalfoundling hospital,
institution for receiving and caring for abandoned children. In Athens and in Rome until the 4th cent., unwanted children were exposed, or left to die, in appointed places. The first modern foundling hospital was established by the archpriest of Milan in 787.
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; guardian and wardguardian and ward,
in law. A guardian is someone who by appointment or by relationship has the care of a person or that person's property, or both. The protected individual, known as the ward, is considered legally incapable of acting for himself or herself; examples are a child
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What does it mean when you dream about an orphan?

The orphan is a symbol of an unwanted, unloved child, one who is needy, misunderstood, and abused by strict, un-nurturing people who exert merciless control and authority. This symbol may represent childhood memories and fears of being abandoned. The dreamer may be resisting inner needs to be childlike, or be emotionally cold and withdrawn from others who are close to the dreamer.


See also Abandonment.
Adverse, Anthony
finally, at middle age, discovers origins. [Am. Lit.: Anthony Adverse]
Carey, Philip
brought up by stingy uncle and kindly aunt. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage, Magill I, 670–672]
Cass, Eppie
child found and brought up by Silas Marner. [Br. Lit.: Eliot Silas Marner in Benét, 930]
the “orfling” from St. Luke’s workhouse; Mrs. Micawber’s maid-of-all-work. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
waif indentured to the cruel Thenardiers; saved by the honorable Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Miserables]
Italian war baby taken in by Americans. [Comics: Horn, 217]
Finn, Huckleberry
his mother dead; his father dies toward end of novel. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
Little Orphan Annie
feisty waif succored by paternal Daddy Warbucks. [Comics: Horn, 459]
Luck, Thomas
infant adopted by miners when his prostitute mother dies. [Am. Lit.: Bret Harte “The Luck of Roaring Camp” in Magill III, 597]
Philip Pirrip, orphaned as an infant. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Twist, Oliver
foundling reared in school of hard knocks. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
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The focus of the study, according to Victoria Divino, a senior consultant at IMS Health and an author of the study, was the actual impact of these orphan drugs.
This donation is provided by a group of generous people of Qatar, who believe on the right of these orphans to live in dignity as granted by Islam, he explained .
Addressing a cheque distribution ceremony, he said that holding this function is an ample proof that this society gives importance to orphans and the needy children.
Although the UK scheme attempts to provide a comprehensive solution to the orphan works problem, it remains to be seen whether there will be sufficient uptake of the licences for it to be considered a success.
A survey conducted by this scribe of different orphan houses in the city revealed that orphan inmates have been suffering of various problems including food, medical treatment, getting of education, tours and other basic necessity of life.
For her part, Ahlam Al-Arashi, the Orphan Dormitory manager, said the situation is currently bad.
23 September 2010 - Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (STO: BVT) said Thursday that the European Commission (EC) has granted Orphan Drug designation to its long-lasting, fully-recombinant Factor FVIII Fc fusion protein (rFVIIIFc), which is partnered with US Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB).
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (STO: SOBI) today announced that the US FDA Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) has granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to Kineret for the treatment of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS).
Many companies and general agents assign agents to service orphans since an orphan can be a potential sales lead.
The joint effort brings together Iraq-based Sponsor Iraqi Orphan Foundation (SIOF) with Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation (SICF) of Falls Church, Va.
In March this year, Sibambene, an AIDS and orphan organization run by the Catholic diocese of Bulawayo became a casualty of the new law.