In older cartoons and movie shorts that I’ve seen, there are scenes where someone will leave a baby on a doorstep, presumably in the hope that the people behind the door will be in a better position to care for the baby than the person who left it there.
Was this known to happen in reality in the 40’s or thereabouts? If so, what was the fate of the baby? Does the case of Finders v. Keepers take legal precedent?
I’m starting to think that much of the social context of those Looney Toons cartoons that I used to watch back in the 70’s was lost on us Generation-X Latchkey kids.