boarder baby


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boarder baby

n.
An infant who remains at the hospital where born for up to one year, awaiting discharge to a parent or placement in alternative care.
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board′er ba`by


n.
an infant or young child who is abandoned or orphaned and left in a hospital for lack of a foster home.
[1975–80]
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When Washington, D.C.-based org Boarder Baby Project gave Edmonds a tour of a local hospital, specifically, showing him the baby nursery where a group of new-born infants born to drug-addicted mothers had been abandoned, he felt compelled to make the public aware of this growing epidemic.
Edmonds' first-ever multicity concert tour as a solo artist was organized in part to raise awareness and funds for Boarder Baby Project, which was able to purchase a transitional home (the Little Blue House) where the babies can enjoy a loving and stable home environment until they are adopted.
No Room For This Child The case of a boarder baby with a mystifying disorder.