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For the wiki term, please see Memory Alpha:Orphan.
For the Pocket SCE novel, please see Orphans.

An orphan or half-orphan was a child who has been permanently separated from both or one of its parents for some reason, most often as a result of the parents' death. In many cases, new parents adopt or foster the orphan, resulting in a name change of the child or even in a rejection of its previous identity/culture. (TNG: "Suddenly Human"; DS9: "Cardassians"; VOY: "Scorpion")

Cardassian children were abandoned on Bajor following the occupation. Bajorans accepted these war orphans because they did not blame the children for the misdeeds of the Cardassian government. Some were housed in orphanages until they could find permanent homes. (DS9: "Cardassians")

In 2370, Quark publicly promised that all proceeds from a racquetball match between Miles O'Brien and Julian Bashir would go to the Bajoran Fund for Orphans. (DS9: "Rivals")

After being conned by Dala and Mobar using a story about orphans on Narva, Neelix once remarked "Orphans! It's the oldest gambit in the book." (VOY: "Live Fast and Prosper")

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