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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We know that capacity is a real issue and if you were a family that was in the pipeline to become a foster family and you just lost everything, you might put your plans to become a foster parent on hold to rebuild your home," said Katie Olse, executive director of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services.
This is a real game-changer for prospective foster parents, and I am very excited about what this could mean for the foster family program in Saskatchewan, Social Services Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor said.
And because all vets' fees and food bills are covered by the charity, all a foster family needs is time and patience to provide them with a safe and loving environment.
At the conclusion of the transaction, NAP's largest shareholder, the Foster family will retain an interest in NAP of approximately 20%.
However, children who were disrupted from their original foster family had worse outcomes with higher levels of both internalizing and externalizing symptoms that were no different than children in the institutional care group.
The Ministry of Social Affairs noted that these children, who do not enjoy a secure and suitable family environment, have the right to be supported and cared for by a foster family.
Sadly, this is not the case for some teenagers who, through no fault of their own, cannot live with their parents, so rely on the support of a foster family.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in an extraordinary decision that a Muslim Arab who was born in Nablus and resided in Israel will continue to serve as the guardian of his twin daughters aged 5, but at the same time the foster family will be responsible for how they are brought up.
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.