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7th Feb '17 6:51:57 PM NineballCirno
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* In [[GoldenAgeOfComics the old days]], [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]]'s back story involved living with an EvilUncle named Ebeneezer who tried to force him to steal money for him, who later stole some money that Billy was set to inherit from another relative. By that point Billy had run off and wound up living on the street.

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* In [[GoldenAgeOfComics [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks the old days]], [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBooks/{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]]'s back story involved living with an EvilUncle named Ebeneezer who tried to force him to steal money for him, who later stole some money that Billy was set to inherit from another relative. By that point Billy had run off and wound up living on the street.



* Seen in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', where Bender is told the goverment gives checks for adopting orphans. He learns later he's supposed to use that money to take care of the kids, and that the government stipend barely covers it. Ironically, despite the abuse, the kids love him. He then tries to break even by selling the kids as food.

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* Seen in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', where Bender is told the goverment government gives checks for adopting orphans. He learns later he's supposed to use that money to take care of the kids, and that the government stipend barely covers it. Ironically, despite the abuse, the kids love him. He then tries to break even by selling the kids as food.



* Occured in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' with Buzz Blitzman, a ChildProdigy who was pretty much ''confined'' by the company he was in the custody of since he could come up with great tech ideas for them and they didn't want to "risk" him by letting him out into the dangers of the real world, causing him to run away. They wouldn't even let him ''go to hockey games'' when he wanted to, which was implied to be pretty much the ''one'' thing that would have kept him from running away in the first place. While initially a BrattyHalfPint who drove the ducks nuts, once this side of him comes out his idol Mallery uses the events of the episode to help him get out more often.
* {{Inverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''--[[SatisfiedStreetRat Kai]] grew up in an orphanage until he was adopted by a nice family...whom he proceeded to rob blind before running away. Soon after he gets [[BlowYouAway Airbending]] powers and is reluctantly taken in by Team Avatar, only for him to screw ''them'' over too. Fortunately, [[BreakTheHaughty he gets his comeuppance]] and improves shortly thereafter.

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* Occured Occurred in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' with Buzz Blitzman, a ChildProdigy who was pretty much ''confined'' by the company he was in the custody of since he could come up with great tech ideas for them and they didn't want to "risk" him by letting him out into the dangers of the real world, causing him to run away. They wouldn't even let him ''go to hockey games'' when he wanted to, which was implied to be pretty much the ''one'' thing that would have kept him from running away in the first place. While initially a BrattyHalfPint who drove the ducks nuts, once this side of him comes out his idol Mallery uses the events of the episode to help him get out more often.
* {{Inverted}} {{Inverted|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''--[[SatisfiedStreetRat Kai]] grew up in an orphanage until he was adopted by a nice family...whom he proceeded to rob blind before running away. Soon after he gets [[BlowYouAway Airbending]] powers and is reluctantly taken in by Team Avatar, only for him to screw ''them'' over too. Fortunately, [[BreakTheHaughty he gets his comeuppance]] and improves shortly thereafter.
1st Oct '16 9:35:44 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Mrs.Kudo/Mrs.Edagawa eventually shows up and asks the Moores to take care of her son a little while longer. Richard wasn't very keen on the idea until she handed him the $10,000 (1 million yen in the original) check for Conan's expenses.

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Mrs.Kudo/Mrs.Edagawa Yukiko Kudo eventually shows up and asks the Moores Mouris to take keep taking care of [[FountainOfYouth her son "young son"]] a little while longer. Richard Ran's father Kogoro wasn't very keen on the idea until she handed him the $10,000 (1 million yen in the original) check for Conan's expenses.expenses. The whole situation is PlayedForLaughs.
29th Aug '16 11:16:18 AM Wordpainter
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** Thankfully, this particular variant is specifically prevented from becoming TruthInTelevision by special restrictions that apply to any research, clinical trials, or other studies that intend to enroll wards of the state as subjects. Such research can only enroll "vulnerable populations" such as wards of the state if they stand to benefit directly from the research.
1st Jun '16 3:41:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Thénardiers in ''Literature/LesMiserables'' bleed Fantine dry with their demands for more money for Cosette, while coercing labour from the girl and stinting on her food and clothes. They repeatedly try to up the price when Valjean comes to rescue the child.

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* The Thénardiers in ''Literature/LesMiserables'' bleed Fantine dry with their demands for more money for Cosette, while coercing labour from the girl and stinting on her food and clothes. They repeatedly try to up the price when Valjean comes to rescue the child.



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29th Apr '16 11:16:37 AM TVRulezAgain
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FosteringForProfit is scenario where a foster family treats the raising of a foster child purely as a business. They are in it only for the money the kid brings in. Therefore they spend as little as possible on the kid. They are also emotionally and often physically abusive towards the children.

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FosteringForProfit Fostering for Profit is scenario where a foster family treats the raising of a foster child purely as a business. They are in it only for the money the kid brings in. Therefore they spend as little as possible on the kid. They are also emotionally and often physically abusive towards the children.



* This is why Count Olaf adopts the Baudelaire siblings in ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' to get access to their parents' money, and in the first book he actually tries to marry Violet so he can get access to it that way.

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* This is why Count Olaf adopts the Baudelaire siblings in ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' to get access to their parents' money, and in the first book he actually tries to marry Violet so he can get access to it that way.
27th Mar '16 4:55:24 PM eroock
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* Anna fears this is the case in ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere''. She is suspicious of her foster mother's secretive behavior, then finds a letter saying that she gets stipends for taking in Anna. When Anna tries to subtly give her mother a chance to admit to this, her mother acts very guilty. All of this causes Anna to become jaded and withdrawn. [[spoiler:At the end of the book, it's revealed that while her foster mother ''is'' given money to raise Anna, she didn't care about that and took Anna in because she wanted to. The reason she was secretive and seemed guilt-ridden was because money was tight, but she didn't want Anna to think she was a burden.]]



* Anna fears this is the case in ''When Marnie Was There''. She is suspicious of her foster mother's secretive behavior, then finds a letter saying that she gets stipends for taking in Anna. When Anna tries to subtly give her mother a chance to admit to this, her mother acts very guilty. All of this causes Anna to become jaded and withdrawn. [[spoiler:At the end of the book, it's revealed that while her foster mother ''is'' given money to raise Anna, she didn't care about that and took Anna in because she wanted to. The reason she was secretive and seemed guilt-ridden was because money was tight, but she didn't want Anna to think she was a burden.]]
21st Nov '15 4:52:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Doonesbury}}'' Duke starts an orphanage and acquires as many kids as he can in the expectation of a big government payout.

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* In ''{{Doonesbury}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' Duke starts an orphanage and acquires as many kids as he can in the expectation of a big government payout.
17th Aug '15 4:34:25 PM Snowsky
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* Extended to an entire orphanage in ''Literature/TheSupernaturalists.'' The Clarissa Frayne Institute for Paternally Challenged Boys volunteers its orphans as guinea pigs for brutal product testing to raise funds.

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* Extended to an entire orphanage in ''Literature/TheSupernaturalists.''Literature/TheSupernaturalist.'' The Clarissa Frayne Institute for Paternally Challenged Boys volunteers its orphans as guinea pigs for brutal product testing to raise funds.
17th Aug '15 4:34:08 PM Snowsky
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* Extended to an entire orphanage in ''Literature/TheSupernaturalists.'' The Clarissa Frayne Institute for Paternally Challenged Boys volunteers its orphans as guinea pigs for brutal product testing to raise funds.
26th Apr '15 2:02:48 PM JoeMerl
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There are several possible ways this scenario can work. In some stories, the real parent of the child (almost always a single mother) is still alive, but can not take care of the child herself, so she makes her own arrangments to have a family take care of the child while she sends them her own money to assist in raising the child.

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There are several possible ways this scenario can work. In some stories, the real parent of the child (almost always a single mother) is still alive, but can not cannot take care of the child herself, so she makes her own arrangments arrangements to have a family take care of the child while she sends them her own money to assist in raising the child.


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* {{Inverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''--[[SatisfiedStreetRat Kai]] grew up in an orphanage until he was adopted by a nice family...whom he proceeded to rob blind before running away. Soon after he gets [[BlowYouAway Airbending]] powers and is reluctantly taken in by Team Avatar, only for him to screw ''them'' over too. Fortunately, [[BreakTheHaughty he gets his comeuppance]] and improves shortly thereafter.
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