foster home

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fos′ter home′

a household in which a child is given parental care by someone other than its birth parent or adoptive parent.
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Noun1.foster home - a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)foster home - a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)
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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After several days of argument in court, the band withdrew its objections because the intended foster home was no longer available.
BRAVE Molly the three legged dog needs some TLC and a foster home.
First, a list of all foster homes (N = 242) was compiled according to the following: (1) the caregiver's years of experience as a foster home caregiver (fewer than five years, five to nine years, 10 to 14 years, 15 or more years) and (2) the number of residents living in the foster home (one to three residents, four to six residents, seven to nine residents).
for example, is using teams made up of extended family, friends, foster parents and others who are important to the family, to decide if a child should be removed from home, moved from one foster home to another, be reunited with parents, or adopted.
Eleven-year-old Whitney is entering her 12th foster home and she is jaded.
Keane, now 57, gave up her studio apartment in the city, used her retirement money for a down payment on an old Victorian house in suburban Yonkers, and renovated it as a 12-bedroom foster home for girls.
It is a most unselfish act and perhaps that is why there are still 10,000 children waiting for a foster home.
A teenager reported missing from her Newcastle foster home for six days has been found 35 miles away in Alnwick.
had to use black plastic trash bags to tote their belongings from foster home to foster home.
And the New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFSI has sought the dismissal of nine employees, charging that although 38 visits in the past four years were made to the foster home by department social workers, no report of abuse was made.
A concerned social worker wants to place Khaled temporarily in a foster home even though he was sexually assaulted in a previous one.