foster parent

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Noun1.foster parent - a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
foster father, foster-father - a man who is a foster parent
foster mother, foster-mother - a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child
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Tibo had shuddered at the sight, but he had thrilled, too, and for the first time there entered his dull, Negroid mind a vague desire to emulate his savage foster parent. But Tibo, the little black boy, lacked the divine spark which had permitted Tarzan, the white boy, to benefit by his training in the ways of the fierce jungle.
She continued with her foster parents and bloomed in their rude abode, fairer than a garden rose among dark-leaved brambles.
Following media interviews, Bale and Eigenberg joined SOS Illinois Foster Parents to learn more about the rewards and challenges of being a Foster Parent at SOS Illinois from those who experience it every day.
Of fundamental concern in resolving the scope of foster parent rights is the weight to be given to parental ties and interests, and those of kin relations, both independently and with regard to children's best interests.
It comes with time, understanding of trauma-informed care, knowledge of how trauma affects the development of a child, and a commitment on behalf of administrators to strengthen the screening, training, and coaching of every foster parent.
Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin say in the lawsuit that when they revealed in their first foster parent interview that they were a married same-sex couple, the director of international foster care at the Catholic group's Fort Worth affiliate told them they didn't "mirror the Holy Family" and therefore were ineligible to become foster parents.
This law encourages anyone to become a licensed foster parent with the help of DSWD.
Nicole's original foster parent was former Navotas Schools Division superintendent Romulo Rocena who conceptualized the Gem program.
But if you're a foster parent of two living in Cottage Grove and are unable to drive, Lane County might as well be in another state - not to mention the massive need for child care assistance.
The book chronicles not only Oden's personal military service but also his life as a foster child, then adopted child, on to being a foster parent, and now adoptive parent is being released in November, also to celebrate and honor National Adoption month.
"As a foster parent, when we take children in, we care for them as part of our family.