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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 The dreamer may be resisting inner needs to be childlike, or be emotionally cold and withdrawn from others who are close to the dreamer.

Orphan

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]
Clickett
the “orfling” from St. Luke’s workhouse; Mrs. Micawber’s maid-of-all-work. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
Cosette
waif indentured to the cruel Thenardiers; saved by the honorable Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Miserables]
Dondi
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]
Pip
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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'While most of the Corp members present at the occasion had parents they could always rely on, the children at the orphanage had neither mothers nor fathers and so should be treated with utmost kindness and love.
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"While Haiti's social services agency has had an ongoing investigation into the orphanage for more than a year, nothing has been done to stop the abuse," the legislators wrote in their January letter.
Orphanages benefiting from the humanitarian gesture of the Lion Club include Susie Guneter orphanage and Rocke of Divine Orphanage, amongst others.
Spread over 4 acres of land, the construction of the orphanage will cost Rs60million and will be completed within a two-year period.
The Administrative Prosecution ordered on Sunday of investigating what appeared on social media videos to be child abuse in an orphanage in Upper Egypt city of Luxor, according to state-owned media.
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