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
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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 law notes that a foster child has the same rights as a child in his or her natural family.
Sometimes the correct response may be to leave a runaway foster child right where they are found -- in a shelter or sleeping at a friend's house -- because they're safe, getting what they need and not sleeping on the street.
Complicating the issue is the fact that the well-being of any one foster child is typically divided between foster parents, birth parents, relatives, and case workers -- upping the odds that miscommunications between those parties will affect the child's medical care.
Gu, who is still taking care of two foster children, said the youngest foster child she had ever cared for was a 10-month-old baby girl, who stayed with Gu's family until two years ago when she was 16, the longest among all foster children who came to stay with Gu's family, according to the report.
Eugene police are inviting community members to help a foster child feel like royalty by donating gently used evening gowns, fancy dresses, and evening and glamour accessories in advance of the eighth annual "Princess for a Day" event, scheduled for March 4 at Valley River Center.
John "I think earning a foster child's trust is when you feel you've done a good job," said John.
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.
This new scholarship will be annually awarded to a local foster child. This year's winner was chosen by CareerPlug's employees after a review of personal essays sent in by local foster children.
A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story John DeGarmo and Kelly DeGarmo, authors Norma Jeanne Trammel, illustrator