parentless child

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The threats facing a parentless child are undisguised--Anne receives little schooling, struggles to find a home, endures want and poverty, and deals with death, violence, and a pedophile who approaches her in a train station.
Rather than being brought up in an orphanage, a parentless child is given a home, stability and a loving family.
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Akabusi, was a parentless child raised in a care home.
While these journalists may have gotten too close to their sources, it's difficult to criticize them for caring for who they thought was a parentless child.
But every parentless child knows the alternative: the feeling that there is no one to whom her "case" -- that is, her life -- really matters.

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