Fifty-five foundlings, ranging in age from one to
four years, left Grand Central Terminal yesterday
morning in a private car for new found homes in the
West. It was the latest exodus from the New York
Foundling Hospital, on Sixty-eighth Street, between
Lexington and Third Avenues, whose agents have found
homes for nearly 20,000 children in the last
forty-six years. There were forty-four girls and eleven boys as it
was explained by the Sisters of Charity at the home,
girl babies are in greater demand.
The children were in charge of four nurses, and two
for them all and food enough for one day
were taken on the car.
The babies are going to homes in Minnesota, and the
Dakotas. There they will grow up without knowing
that they are not the personal children of the
foster parents. After three years they may be
legally adopted. At this time, the New York Foundling Hospital has
about 2,400 inmates, of which 800 are in the
hospital, and the others live with families outside.