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fownd ling

  • n  a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown

  • Another version of his birth is founded upon the superstition that a foundling will thrive when adopted.
  • In the decade since Mother Britain adopted Iraq as a mandate from the League the expensive foundling has cost her more than 200,000,000 or roughly one billion dollarsa .
  • He sleeps with other women; he's a foundling child; his identity is malleable; he's lost, rudderless, caught between honor and restlessness.
News & Articles

  • A Tea Party That Encourages Random Acts Of Kindness
    Clare Twomey sets up tea for 1,550--and an artful way to promote good deeds--at London’s Foundling Museum. It would be delightful if everyone treated strangers as they do close friends. That said, common courtesy sometimes needs a gentle prod. With her installation, Exchange , London-based artist Clare Twomey has set up temptation on teacups to commit random acts of kindness. Twomey tells Co ...
    July 18, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine

  • Mary Gauthier in Speakers in Code (blog)
    Gauthier explains that "when I was 45 years old, I searched for, found and was denied a meeting with my birth mother. She couldn't afford to re-open the wound she'd carried her whole life, the wound of surrendering a baby. The Foundling is my...
  • John Burnside in Sunday Herald
    If the world says you are nobody from nowhere,says Burnside, "then you can choose not to argue, or you can invent yourself as someone other than you first seemed. Nobody wants to be a foundling child, and being something has to be better...
  • Harry Stonecipher in Seattle Times
    Airbus is no longer a little foundlingthat needs government aid, participants recall Stonecipher saying.

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