An infant that has been abandoned by its parents and is discovered and cared for by others.
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- The hospital was the parent of all foundlings admitted until they reached the age of 21, overseers and other local officials having no power in the hospital.
- One of the most graphic indicators of the growth in poverty was the rise in the number of foundlings and abandoned children.
- Ginger Rogers plays a department store clerk who is mistakenly identified as the mother of an infant foundling.