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13th May '18 12:03:48 AM foxley
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* In the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "Yessir, That's Our Baby", a baby girl fathered by an American G.I. is abandoned by her Korean mother at the 4077th M*A*S*H. After the doctors try, unsuccessfully, to send the infant to the United States, they follow Father Mulcahy's advice and deposit her at a nearby monastery via a foundling wheel.

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* In the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "Yessir, That's Our Baby", a baby girl fathered by an American G.I. is abandoned by her Korean mother at the 4077th M*A*S*H. After the doctors try, unsuccessfully, to send the infant to the United States, they follow Father Mulcahy's advice and deposit her at a nearby monastery via a foundling wheel.



* In one episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', Jack Dalton finds a baby, allegedly his son, in the cockpit of his plane.

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* In one episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', Jack Dalton finds a baby, allegedly his son, in the cockpit of his plane.
3rd May '18 3:52:50 AM jormis29
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* In "My Little Brother is a Monster", the first story in Bruce Coville's ''Book of Monsters'', Jason and his mother discover a baby boy on their doorstep with a (badly written) note which asks them to take care of "Little Dumpling". Jason's mother cheerfully takes in the baby, though Jason isn't exactly thrilled about it. Things become more complicated on the night of the full moon, when Dumpling turns back into his true monster form. Turns out Dumpling is actually the prince of a kingdom of monsters who was taken to the human world to protect him from the usurpers of the kingdom. Dumpling's real name is actually "Dum Pling" which is "Prince" in the monster language. By the end of the story, Jason has accepted Dumpling as his brother and is prepared to protect him.

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* In "My Little Brother is a Monster", the first story in ''[[Literature/BruceCovillesBookOf Bruce Coville's ''Book Book of Monsters'', Monsters]]'', Jason and his mother discover a baby boy on their doorstep with a (badly written) note which asks them to take care of "Little Dumpling". Jason's mother cheerfully takes in the baby, though Jason isn't exactly thrilled about it. Things become more complicated on the night of the full moon, when Dumpling turns back into his true monster form. Turns out Dumpling is actually the prince of a kingdom of monsters who was taken to the human world to protect him from the usurpers of the kingdom. Dumpling's real name is actually "Dum Pling" which is "Prince" in the monster language. By the end of the story, Jason has accepted Dumpling as his brother and is prepared to protect him.
1st May '18 1:04:51 PM Adeon
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** In another episode a divorced woman was murdered by her ex-husband's fiance who wanted sole custody of their child. The fiance had left the baby on the doorstep of a church with the intent being that the murder would look like a robbery gone wrong and the child would be found by the church staff and returned to them. In the end a homeless lady ended up finding the child and looking after him until the police put everything together and tracked her down.
15th Apr '18 10:01:20 PM Synchronicity
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Lead-in to MosesInTheBulrushes and MuggleFosterParents.

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Lead-in to MosesInTheBulrushes and MuggleFosterParents. The pet version is AbandonedPetInABox.
22nd Mar '18 8:56:51 PM nombretomado
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* This happens to Kris in ''SantaClausIsCominToTown''. The Burgermeister's guard is taking him to an orphanage, but he blows away in a snowstorm. He is then left with the Kringle Elves to avert the Winter Warlock.

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* This happens to Kris in ''SantaClausIsCominToTown''.''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown''. The Burgermeister's guard is taking him to an orphanage, but he blows away in a snowstorm. He is then left with the Kringle Elves to avert the Winter Warlock.
18th Feb '18 1:32:21 PM nombretomado
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* A more nightmarish version happened in an episode of ''{{Rescue 911}}'', which ''actually happened''. A couple loggers discovered something by the side of the road and wondered what it was. One of then looked and found it was a bunch of blankets - and inside was a ''baby''. [[FridgeHorror One could only imagine what would have happened if they didn't find them when they did]].

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* A more nightmarish version happened in an episode of ''{{Rescue ''Series/{{Rescue 911}}'', which ''actually happened''. A couple loggers discovered something by the side of the road and wondered what it was. One of then looked and found it was a bunch of blankets - and inside was a ''baby''. [[FridgeHorror One could only imagine what would have happened if they didn't find them when they did]].
11th Feb '18 4:05:15 PM pidget_spinner
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So the mother goes up to a doorstep, puts the baby down, may or may not add a letter and/or an OrphansPlotTrinket, rings the doorbell and slips quietly into the night. The door is opened by the child's adoptive parents, who are always fully accepting of the baby and their new roles as parents instead of contacting the authorities (and it just so happens that someone is always home and awake to answer the door, thus sparing the baby from dying of exposure). Cut to several years later.

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So the mother goes up to a doorstep, puts the baby down, may or may not add a letter and/or an OrphansPlotTrinket, rings the doorbell and slips quietly into the night. The door is opened by the child's adoptive parents, who are always (usually) fully accepting of the baby and their new roles as parents instead of contacting the authorities (and it just so happens that someone is always home and awake to answer the door, thus sparing the baby from dying of exposure). Cut to several years later.
27th Jan '18 10:10:59 AM Kate
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* ''Literature/CaptainCorellisMandolin'': Pelagia finds a baby girl one day left on the doorstep of her house. She speculates that the mother was a wartime rape victim, and chose that house because a doctor and his daughter lived there and would take care of her baby.
20th Jan '18 8:54:34 AM Minni128
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*While it wasn't a doorstep but a forest, Reimu the titular ''Foundling'' is abandoned in a forest inhabited by youkai to die (from what's implied) and taken in by Ran.


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*In ''Toki's Baby'', we're introduced to Rose this way when her aunt, Doki, finds her on Toki's porch. Likewise, we're also introduced to Bunny's younger cousins this way when they're dropped on Toki's porch.
25th Nov '17 1:44:04 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''Anime/{{Domo}}'' begins with the eponymous creature's egg being left outside the hole to Mr. Usaji's home before it rolls down there and hatches.

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* ''Anime/{{Domo}}'' ''Anime/DomoTV'' begins with the eponymous creature's egg being left outside the hole to Mr. Usaji's home before it rolls down there and hatches.
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