foster father


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foster father

n
(Law) a man who looks after or brings up a child or children as a father, in place of the natural or adoptive father
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foster father - a man who is a foster parent
father figure, father surrogate - a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
foster parent, 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
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Tarzan on his part never lost an opportunity to show that he fully reciprocated his foster father's sentiments, and whenever he could safely annoy him or make faces at him or hurl insults upon him from the safety of his mother's arms, or the slender branches of the higher trees, he did so.
With it had he slain Tublat, his fierce foster father, and Bolgani, the gorilla.
'My foster father told me I looked several days old and was wrapped in red cloth...,' Zhang said in the report.
"I reached out to the angels, and they really are angels," said Delisa Gaeta, 55, who was concerned about her foster father, whom she hadn't seen in years.
I will say openly Osh region court judge Aivar Kubatov is foster father of my second son," she said.
Joseph, the foster father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The story picks up slowly as we get to know Aravindan, his friend (Aju Verghese) and his relationship with his foster father.
He ended up playing foster father to a girl who grew up without a father figure.
Friends and family of Elena Frantzi, a 29-year-old woman who was found dead in her Nicosia home years after a sexual harassment case involving her foster father -- a priest -- want to create a foundation supporting abuse victims.
He was sentenced to death when he was convicted on June 28, 2013 of violently robbing his foster father William Mulready.
Summary: Washington DC [United States], January 13 (ANI): The American foster father of an adopted three-year-old Indian girl, whose body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home, has been charged with murder.
"These girls are like my daughters, I am a like a foster father to them, it gives me a lot of joy to see them happy." "There is nothing more pious than the Kanyadaan (the Hindu ritual of giving away one's daughter in marriage).