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9th Aug '15 9:31:27 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Exaggerated''': Babies are piled on the doorstep, resulting in a WaveOfBabies when the door is opened.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Babies are piled on the doorstep, resulting in a WaveOfBabies when the door is opened.opened.
** Every doorstep in the neighborhood has an abandoned baby on it, and no one thinks that anything is out of the ordinary.



* '''Justified''': Bob's parents can't afford a baby.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob's parents can't afford a baby, and there is no orphanage in town.
** Same as above, except the parents simply don't want a
baby.



* '''Parodied''': The kindly parents take the infant in. The next day, a dozen more babies of different species are waiting for them on the doorstep.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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The kindly parents take the infant in. The next day, a dozen more babies of different species are waiting for them on the doorstep.doorstep.
** Bob's parents celebrate "[[FictionalHoliday National Baby-Swapping Day]]": they leave Bob on another couple's doorstep, and the other couple gives their baby to Bob's parents in the same way.



* '''Invoked''': The father kidnaps the baby and places him on the doorstep.
* '''Exploited''': A [[LawOfInverseFertility desperate, infertile couple]] puts a sign up on their door requesting foundlings.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
** A [[LawOfInverseFertility desperate, infertile couple]] puts a sign up on their door requesting foundlings.
**
The father kidnaps the baby and places him on the doorstep.
* '''Exploited''': A [[LawOfInverseFertility desperate, infertile couple]] puts a sign up on their door requesting foundlings. ???
21st Dec '14 10:04:44 AM TrickyTroper
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'''Basic Trope''': A baby is abandoned by his mother, who is unable to take care of him, and placed on a doorstep for the owners of the house to raise.

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'''Basic Trope''': A An unwanted baby is abandoned by his mother, who is unable to take care of him, and placed on a doorstep for the owners occupants of the house to raise.



* '''Justified''': The doorstep is a church or orphanage and it is understood in that town that babies left there have been surrendered for adoption.

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* '''Justified''': The doorstep is Bob's parents can't afford a church or orphanage and it is understood in that town that babies left there have been surrendered for adoption.baby.



** Alternately: a mother leaves the baby on her doorstep, in hopes that someone else will take it.
** Alternatively to that: Someone goes door to door asking for unwanted children.
** Or: Becky needs help getting pregnant, so she sits herself down on the nearest doorstep and waits.
* '''Subverted''': Bob's mother leaves him at the doorsteps of his aunt and uncle's home...before they arrive back home, Bob is stolen by a thief.
* '''Double Subverted''': The thief changes his mind and leaves Bob on another doorstep.

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** Alternately: a A mother leaves the baby on her own doorstep, in hopes that someone else will take it.
** Alternatively to that: Someone goes door to door asking for unwanted children.
** Or: Becky needs help getting pregnant, so she sits herself down on the nearest doorstep and waits.
* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Bob's mother leaves him at the doorsteps of his aunt and uncle's home...before they arrive back home, Bob is stolen by a thief.
** The doorstep is a church or orphanage and it is understood in that town that babies left there have been surrendered for adoption.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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The thief changes his mind and leaves Bob on another doorstep.doorstep.
** But then another baby is left at the door of a house.



* '''Averted''':
** The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.
** Or the mother just keeps the baby.

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* '''Averted''':
** The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.
** Or the mother just keeps the baby.
'''Averted''': No babies are left on doorsteps.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Anything on the doorstep this morning? Milk? Newspaper? Baby?"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Anything "What the? I don't remember placing a baby on the doorstep this morning? Milk? Newspaper? Baby?"my doorstep. Someone must have left it here."



* '''Defied''': The mother abandons the child where she knows it will not be discovered.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''':

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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The mother abandons the child where she knows it will not be discovered.
** The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.
** The mother knocks on the door, and hands the baby directly to the couple.
* '''Discussed''': ???
"Anything on the doorstep this morning? Milk? Newspaper? Baby?"
* '''Conversed''': ???
"Why do so many babies get abandoned on this show?" "I guess it's better than [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion killing]] [[InfantImmortality them]]."
* '''Deconstructed''':'''Deconstructed''': The baby is very sick and malnourished.
* '''Reconstructed''': The baby is reared back to health.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The first house has a sign on the door which reads "no babies please". The mother has to stop by twelve more houses before finding one without such a sign.
* '''Played For Drama''':



** Alternatively, the baby is very sick and malnourished.
** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The baby is reared back to health.
** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.

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** Alternatively, the baby is very sick and malnourished.
** Alternatively, the
The owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The baby is reared back to health.
** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.
SexSlave.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''':
???
9th Nov '13 4:20:58 PM Merlock
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???A [[LawOfInverseFertility desperate, infertile couple]] puts a sign up on their door requesting foundlings.
19th Mar '13 1:16:29 PM LadyJafaria
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???The new parents of Bob know they'll be adopting a baby and greet his mother or a social worker at the door with Bob.
12th Jan '13 9:47:51 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The baby dies of exposure.
** Alternatively, the baby is very sick and malnourished.
** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.
* '''Reconstructed''': The baby is reared back to health.
** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The baby dies of exposure.
** Alternatively, the baby is very sick and malnourished.
** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The baby is reared back to health.
** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
4th Jun '12 1:40:05 AM Telcontar
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* '''Inverted''': Bob is an adult and can no longer take care of his aging mother, so he leaves her on someone's doorstep.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Bob is an adult and can no longer take care of his aging mother, so he leaves her on someone's doorstep.



* '''Deconstructed''': The baby dies of exposure.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The baby dies of exposure.



*** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.

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*** ** Alternatively, the owners of the house raise the baby as a SexSlave.



* '''Averted''': The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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The baby is put up for adoption the normal way.
8th Oct '11 12:29:21 AM Quilloasa
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Back to DoorstopBaby

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Back Please, kind sir, won't you take this child back with you to DoorstopBabyDoorstopBaby?
23rd Sep '11 12:26:06 PM Chariset
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'''Basic Trope''': A baby is left at a door by his mother who is unable to take care of him for the owners of the house to raise.

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'''Basic Trope''': A baby is left at a door abandoned by his mother mother, who is unable to take care of him him, and placed on a doorstep for the owners of the house to raise.
1st Sep '11 11:15:06 AM FairyDreamer
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Added DiffLines:

** Or the mother just keeps the baby.
4th Jul '11 6:56:44 PM tandra88
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** The baby escapes the crazed family and finds refuge somewhere else.




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