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Synonyms for foster-child

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The girl, Fridhrika Magnusdottir, became a foster-child owing to her parents' inability to sustain their family.
In 1845 every fourth household in the county included a foster-child, while almost every fifth did in 1870.
Research into cases where a servant girl gave birth to an illegitimate child naming a married head of household as the father indicates that in most cases mother and child left the farm shortly after the birth of the child, but the child often returned to the father's household at the age of 2-5 years, and was registered there as a foster-child. See, Bara Baldursdottir, "Holdidh er veikt.