foster parent


foster parent
An adult who takes over care of a minor child who has been placed in the foster care system because the child's own family cannot take care of the child or have had custody taken away by a court or agency.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • Foster parent — Foster Fos ter, a. [AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor, nourishment. See {Foster}, v. t.] Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foster parent — noun 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 (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑foster parent • Hypernyms: ↑defender, ↑guardian, ↑protector, ↑shielder …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster-parent — noun 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 • Syn: ↑foster parent • Hypernyms: ↑defender, ↑guardian, ↑protector, ↑shielder • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster parent — woman or man who takes the place of a biological parent in raising a child, foster mother or father …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foster parent — One who has performed the duties of a parent to the child of another by rearing the child as his or her own child. See foster child …   Black's law dictionary

  • foster parent — a foster father or foster mother. * * * …   Universalium

  • foster-parent — /ˈfɒstə pɛərənt/ (say fostuh pairruhnt) noun a foster father or foster mother …   Australian English dictionary

  • foster parent — noun An adult who cares for a child who has been placed in foster care …   Wiktionary

  • foster-parent — One who is rearing the child of another as his or her own. See adoptive parent …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Foster care — is a system by which a certified, stand in parent(s) cares for minor children or young peoples who have been removed from their birth parents or other custodial adults by state authority.Responsibility for the young person is assumed by the… …   Wikipedia


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