I’m listening to an audiobook that features a main character who has gone back in time a few centuries, and I’m beginning to wonder if she’ll try to bring either of the orphaned children she’s taken under her wing back to our time. This got me thinking about the very few stories I’ve read that involve time travel and adopting or kidnapping children from another time.
These are all I can come up with on my own:
[li]The Ugly Little Boy by Isaac Asimov. A Neanderthal child is brought to the present day.[/li]
[li]The 4400. In a round about way. Among other people, Maia, a little girl is kidnapped from the past by beings from far into the future, and then sent back in time, but decades after her own time, and is adopted by a person trying to figure the mystery out.[/li]
[li]All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein. At least I think. I didn’t fully understand this story.[/li]
[li]12 Monkeys?? This show hasn’t made a lot of sense since season 2… [/li][/ul]
Can you think of any others?