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Children's homes, orphanages, mission and boarding schools, workhouses, borstals, monasteries, convents, hospitals, etc. (excluding short term pre-adoption care.

Adler-Collins, Je Kan, African Children's Choir, Ahbez, Eden, Akabusi, Kriss, Armstrong, Louis Daniel, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, Baca, Jimmy Santiago, Bálint, Lea, Bijani, Laden & Laleh, Bird, A. John, Björk, Carl Axel, Blackburn, Tom (see Deacon, Joseph John), Bokassa I, Brady, John Green, Braimoh, Dilly, Burke, Andrew Horace, Burnum, Burnum, Campbell, Alistair Te Ariki, Campbell, Ben Nighthorse, Catches, Peter, Cerullo, Morris, Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur, Chaplin, Charles Spencer, Chaplin, Sydney, Child Migrants, Choi Yong Sul, Church, John, Clare, Monica, Cosmas Melodus, Dahlberg, Edward, Dalai Lamas, Dante Alighieri, Day, Sabrina Sidney (see Hannibal, Abram Petrovich), Deacon, Joseph John, Dodson, Michael, Dodson, Patrick, Douglas, Catherine, Dowd, Donny, Evans, Barry, Farragut, David Glasgow, Fashanu, John, Fashanu, Justinius Sonny, Fever, Fred, Field, Shirley Ann, Finch, Peter, Fisher, Antwone, Fitzgerald, Ella, Forman, Miloš, Foundlings, Frampton, Phil, Friedlander, Marti, Geisha, Genet, Jean, Gertrude the Great, Gill, Madge, Glazer, Tom, Goldie, Grant, Julia, Gökçen, Sabiha, Head, Bessie, Heiric of Auxerre, Hildegard of Bingen, Hill, David, Hurston, Zora Neale, Isidore of Seville, Ivan VI, James, Lennie, Jameson, Derek, Janissaries, Juliana of Ličge, Kinder der Landstraße, Kindertransport, Kipling, J. Rudyard, Klein, Hans-Joachim, Kujau, Konrad, Lee, George Patrick, Leonowens, Anna, Lewis, Monsignor (Dilwyn John) David, Li Lu, Macarthur, Wally, Martinson, Harry Edmund, Mary the Virgin, McCarthy, Thaddeus, McDaid, Desmond, McKenzie, Richard B., McQueen, Steve, Memminger, Christopher Gustavus, Mici Plwm, Mills, Billy, Monaghan, Thomas, Monroe, Marilyn, Morcom, Luke Sidney, Moriarty, John, Morley, Eric Douglas, Morrissey, Neil, Mortara, Edgardo, Murray, Andrew Buist, Native American and Alaskan Native Children, Nazi Germany, Niyazov, Saparmurat Ataevich, Oblates, Oldfield, Bruce, Omahuru, Ngatau, Pŕscoli, Giovanni, Perkins, Charles, Pidgley, Tony, Reynolds, George, Roach, Archie, Roberts, Ernie (see Deacon, Joseph John), Ruth, George Herman ("Babe"), Salter, Shane, Samuel, Schreiber, Lorna, Scully, Julia, Senser, Joe, Shakers, Shoah, Sissay, Lemn, Skanudharova, Stanhope, Albert, Stanley, Henry Morton, Templer, James, Terupe, Tui, Thomas, Leslie John, Transportees, Traynor, Joanna, Tyson, Mike G., Ward, Glenyse, Westheimer, Ruth Siegel, Whitbread, Fatima, Wiesel, Eliezer, Wilkins, George, Wilkomirski, Binjamin, Wilson, Flip, Wright, Richard Nathaniel, X, Malcolm, Zvi, Sarah, Zweig, Stefan Jerzy,

Adler-Collins, Je Kan

Adler-Collins was the child of a military family who was taken into care at the age of three when his mother shot his father during a domestic dispute. He was abused in care for years, but ... [more]

African Children's Choir

This choir of children aged five to 12 years was founded in 1984 by Raymond R. Barnett, himself an Irish-Canadian orphan and ordained minister, who first went to Uganda in 1982. It was begu... [more]

Ahbez, Eden

Ahbez is known as the First Hippy. His life story is unclear but one version has him born in 1908 (another after World War I) to a large and poverty-stricken family in Brooklyn. He and his ... [more]

Akabusi, Kriss

Akabusi was born an Igbo prince in Nigeria, but taken to England as a child, where he went into care when his mother returned to Nigeria. He spent time in a children's home and also had mul... [more]

Armstrong, Louis Daniel

Armstrong's parents separated about the time he was born and he was raised in great poverty, first by his grandmother and then by his mother, with his sister. His education ended in the fif... [more]

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

For several decades from the 1920s to the 1960s, the Australian government operated a deliberate policy of cultural genocide, taking young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fro... [more]

Baca, Jimmy Santiago

When their parents divorced and abandoned them, Baca, aged two, and his siblings were sent to live with grandparents. By the time he was five his mother had been murdered by her second husb... [more]

Bálint, Lea

Balint spent part of World War II living under an assumed name in a Polish convent in Brwinow, near Warsaw. Her parents placed her there when she was five and she emerged at the end of the ... [more]

Bijani, Laden & Laleh

Laden and Laleh Bijani were born joined at the head, to a poor farming family in Shiraz, Iran. The family had 11 children and were unable to care for them. They remained in hospital for som... [more]

Bird, A. John

Bird is the founder of The Big Issue, the magazine produced and sold by the homeless in Britain. He was one of six sons of a poor London family. After his parents were evicted from their... [more]

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