Return to Cranford
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) is a Care Experienced writer. She grew up in kinship care with an aunt after her mother died. Cranford (2007) and Return to Cranford (2009) are television series adapted from some of Gaskells stories.
There's a fleeting mention of a 'foundling' working as a servant for Mrs Forrester in Cranford and in Return to Cranford, Michelle Dockery plays Erminia, a ward of the wealthy Mr Buxton. Erminia was orphaned when very young and sent off to boarding school in Brussells.