foster mother


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foster mother

n
(Law) a woman who looks after or brings up a child or children as a mother, in place of the natural or adoptive mother
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Noun1.foster mother - a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child
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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The boy did not cry out--a trait inherited from his savage sire whom long years in the jungle following the death of his foster mother, Kala the great ape, had taught that there was none to come to the succor of the fallen.
It was Kala, and as quickly as Tarzan saw that Tublat was gaining on her he dropped with the rapidity of a falling stone, from branch to branch, toward his foster mother.
When I was a little balu my skin, I presume, looked very white indeed against the beautiful, black coat of Kala, my foster mother and so they called me Tarzan, the Tarmangani.
It was given him by his foster mother, Kala, the great she-ape.
Their foster mothers may not even have had an egg in the incubator, as was the case with Sola, who had not commenced to lay, until less than a year before she became the mother of another woman's offspring.
Luqman Hadi was found guilty of murdering Mariah Baharim, 61, (the sister of Luqman's foster mother), Hassan A.
Qudratullah Jamali in order to foster mother and child health.
When quiet Mara sneaks along, Nevaeh, the caregiver of the group, must find them and bring them back before their foster mother decides to kick them all out.
A woman who stabbed her foster mother with a knife 42 times has been convicted of murder by a Nyeri court.Bernadette Njoki Gachinga told the court she is remorseful of her actions.
Elkana said that the suspect was arrested after the victim's foster mother, Doris Isaac, reported the matter at the Okoko, Police Station.
The child's death came three months after officials had sent Darina back to her biological parents, as she was looked after by a foster mother for at least two years.
Her foster mother takes her to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, for the summer.