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October 11, 1869
The Foundling opens its doors as a home for abandoned infants. Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon and two other Sisters of Charity placed a cradle on the doorstep of their brownstone on East 12th Street. They expected that it would take some time for word to spread, but that very night, they welcomed their first baby – a girl named Sarah.