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20th Oct '17 3:49:05 AM jormis29
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** In ''Lily Alone'', a young girl and her toddler-aged siblings are left alone at home when their mother goes on holiday and the appointed babysitter does not show up. The heroine fears that they will be taken into care and separated, so decides to hide out in the woods with the children so that Social Services can't check up on them. [[spoiler:Ultimately, they ''are'' taken into care and separated--but it's shown that the children all still have contact with each other and that their mother will have a fair chance of getting custody back when she's released from prison for neglect.]]
** In ''Lola Rose'' by the same author, Lola is forced to take care of her younger brother alone while their mother goes into hospital for breast cancer surgery--she is afraid to let anyone find out in case she and her brother are taken into care and separated. [[spoiler:She eventually gets help when she is able to trace their aunt.]]
** ''The Illustrated Mum'' is about Star and Dolphin's mother Marigold, who suffers from bipolar disorder. Despite Marigold's increasing inability to take care of her children, Star is very careful to avoid attracting attention from anyone because she believes that social services would separate her and Dolphin. The trope is played with when both girls are taken into care (separately) and social services find a way to place them in the same foster home so they can be together.

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** In ''Lily Alone'', ''Literature/LilyAlone'', a young girl and her toddler-aged siblings are left alone at home when their mother goes on holiday and the appointed babysitter does not show up. The heroine fears that they will be taken into care and separated, so decides to hide out in the woods with the children so that Social Services can't check up on them. [[spoiler:Ultimately, they ''are'' taken into care and separated--but it's shown that the children all still have contact with each other and that their mother will have a fair chance of getting custody back when she's released from prison for neglect.]]
** In ''Lola Rose'' ''Literature/LolaRose'' by the same author, Lola is forced to take care of her younger brother alone while their mother goes into hospital for breast cancer surgery--she is afraid to let anyone find out in case she and her brother are taken into care and separated. [[spoiler:She eventually gets help when she is able to trace their aunt.]]
** ''The Illustrated Mum'' ''Literature/TheIllustratedMum'' is about Star and Dolphin's mother Marigold, who suffers from bipolar disorder. Despite Marigold's increasing inability to take care of her children, Star is very careful to avoid attracting attention from anyone because she believes that social services would separate her and Dolphin. The trope is played with when both girls are taken into care (separately) and social services find a way to place them in the same foster home so they can be together.
9th Sep '17 2:51:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/{{American Girl|sCollection}}'' Samantha books, when Nellie's parents die, Samantha helps her and her siblings run away from the orphanage and smuggles them into her (Samantha's) attic so that they'll be able to stay together. The problem is solved when [[spoiler:Samantha's aunt and uncle adopt them]].

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* In the ''Franchise/{{American ''Literature/{{American Girl|sCollection}}'' Samantha books, when Nellie's parents die, Samantha helps her and her siblings run away from the orphanage and smuggles them into her (Samantha's) attic so that they'll be able to stay together. The problem is solved when [[spoiler:Samantha's aunt and uncle adopt them]].
26th Jul '17 9:43:20 AM Basara-kun
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A group of siblings is threatened with separation by a [[SolomonDivorce divorce]], death, accident or what not. Depending on the show, one can sometimes expect them to go to [[KnightTemplarBigBrother extreme lengths]] to prevent this.

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A group of siblings is threatened with separation by a [[SolomonDivorce divorce]], death, accident accident, [[OneTwinMustDie popular beliefs]] or what not. Depending on the show, one can sometimes expect them to go to [[KnightTemplarBigBrother extreme lengths]] to prevent this.
14th Jul '17 8:32:31 AM thatother1dude
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->'''Douglas:''' ''What's tae do?''
->'''Donald:''' ''Och. Each one be as good as the other. Then, he'll have tae keep uz both.''

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->'''Douglas:''' ''What's What's tae do?''
->'''Donald:''' ''Och.
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'''Donald:''' Och.
Each one be as good as the other. Then, he'll have tae keep uz both.''
4th Jun '17 12:48:29 AM Thomasfan
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-->-- '''Donald and Douglas''', ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', ''Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB15TheTwinEngines'', Brake Van.

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-->-- '''Donald and Douglas''', ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', ''Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB15TheTwinEngines'', ''[[Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB15TheTwinEngines The Twin Engines]]'', Brake Van.
8th May '17 5:49:49 AM MAI742
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* In 1943 German WVHA (Concentration Camp Directorate) personnel began handling large numbers of Gypsies for the first time, whereupon they discovered that Gypsy families reacted violently to the separation of the members useful as slaves (for rental to German companies) from those who were not. Consequently, they wrote off those potential slaves and [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust dispatched the entire families to the Auschwitz-II/Birkenau subcamp for extermination.]]
12th Apr '17 6:47:17 PM Dawnwing
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
** In the Super Edition ''Moth Flight's Vision'', Moth Flight realizes that she cannot raise kits while being a medicine cat, so she gives up her four kits - one to each of the other Clans.
** In the sixth series, ''A Vision of Shadows'', Alderpaw and Needlepaw find two orphaned/abandoned kits that they name Violetkit and Twigkit. When they return to the Clans, the kits foster in [=ThunderClan=] for a while, but ultimately it is decided that Violetkit will be raised in Needlepaw's Clan, [=ShadowClan=], since she had an equal share in finding them and the kits are believed to be important, part of a proophecy. Alderpaw considers it cruel to split them up and the kits are heartbroken, meeting in secret on occasion as they grow.
10th Apr '17 7:53:20 AM 313Bluestreak
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6th Apr '17 5:58:43 PM Psi001
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** Similarly Ash gave up trying to catch Litten after seeing it caring for an elderly wild Stoutland. When Stoutland passes away however, Litten joins Ash's team.
1st Apr '17 10:07:57 PM Thomasfan
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->'''Douglas:''' ''What's tae do?''
->'''Donald:''' ''Och. Each one be as good as the other. Then, he'll have tae keep uz both.''
-->-- '''Donald and Douglas''', ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', ''Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB15TheTwinEngines'', Brake Van.
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