foster child


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foster child

n
(Law) a child looked after temporarily or brought up by people other than its natural or adoptive parents
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foster child - a child who is raised by foster parents
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
foster daughter, foster-daughter - someone who is raised as a daughter although not related by birth
foster son, foster-son - someone who is raised as a son although not related by birth
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So often had that snakelike noose settled unexpectedly over Tublat's head, so often had he been jerked ridiculously and painfully from his feet when he was least looking for such an occurrence, that there is little wonder he found scant space in his savage heart for love of his white-skinned foster child, or the inventions thereof.
Cornelius admitted only the inoffensive broom of an old Frisian housekeeper, who had been his nurse, and who from the time when he had devoted himself to the culture of tulips ventured no longer to put onions in his stews, for fear of pulling to pieces and mincing the idol of her foster child.
The current study surveyed sixty-one current K-6 teachers to determine perceptions and best practices implemented in the classroom to meet the needs of the foster child.
By end of March this year, there were 470 682 fostered children who were receiving the foster child grants.
PhilHealth members who are foster parents should submit the Foster Family Care License and FPA when declaring a foster child as dependent.
Written for foster parents to read to a foster child upon placement in their home, "A Different Home" tells the story of Jessie, a seven year old girl of African American descent, who went to a foster care home from school because her mother was sick and needed special care and treatment to try to get better.
It's fine,'" said Ebonie Thrower, a former foster child in Naples.
HB 915 would require that before a foster child is prescribed psychotropic drugs, the child's guardian receive written or verbal information from a medical provider on the child's mental health condition, the expected benefits and potential negative effects of using psychotropic medications, and information on other alternatives for helping the child.
Foster child drowns in pool, parents question DHS (5)
This is partly because they tend to live in areas and attend schools where meaningful access is lower, but the individual "Cinderella effect" of fosterage is found to be palpable, especially for girls, so that being fostered, even to a more economically advantaged households does not typically benefit the foster child educationally and on balance is associated with a worsening of their educational access.
Education is a key factor in determining whether a foster child successfully makes this transition.
An eligible foster child (placed with the taxpayer by an authorized placement agency or by a court) is included in the WFTRA definition of a qualifying child [IRC section 152(f)(1)(C)].