I am trying to find information on Foundling Homes in Caserta, Italy around the year 1886. I am assuming that is was probably a Catholic Charity that took in newborns that were left by their parents. And I was wondering if there would be any information at the Church level or Baptismal info even if the parents were unknown. Thank you.
While there were foundling homes in the larger centres due to the volume of abandoned babies, in the smaller towns these children were assigned to wet nurses. Often recommended by the local midwife or priest who knew which women still had milk after weaning their own child or who had just lost a child at or shortly after birth. This information is often included on the child's birth record.