foster family

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Noun1.foster family - the family of a fosterlingfoster family - the family of a fosterling    
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
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The call comes with the launch of the charity's annual Foster Care Fortnight and is supported by the results of a new survey showing that two in five (40 per cent) of fostered teenagers are already living with their third foster family since coming into care.
Without the right foster family, many vulnerable foster teens may never experience the kind of love and stability we take for granted.
Fostering is also a challenging job, and when the match between foster family and child is not right, it becomes even more difficult.
The little Maria, who was discovered in a Roma settlement in Greece, and later turned out to be Bulgarian, will be placed with a foster family.
I grew up as part of a large foster family, so I know only too well that fostering can be a richly rewarding experience, as well as having a life-changing impact on a child s life.
Where Foster Children Live Foster Family 47% Foster Family (Relative) 27% Congregate Care 15% Trial Home Visit 5% Pre-Adoptive home 4% Runaway 1% Supervised Independent Living 1% Source.
Yaman was then given to a Christian foster family and her biological mother was deported to Turkey.
But it was thanks to the work of a young social worker on his first case that he was placed in the care of a loving foster family, who have been his real family ever since.
During her time as a volunteer she learned of sibling groups that had to be separated because there was no foster family to care for all of them in one home.
A foster family will also have to sign an undertaking that they will treat the sponsored child well, and protect and raise him well.
AS a result, children often have to live with a foster family a long way from home, are split up from their brothers and sisters and have to move from family to family.