foster child


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foster child a child who is raised by foster parents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foster child an infant or child nursed or raised by a woman not its mother, or bred by a man not its father.
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In literature:

The foster-child remained behind to share the hut of the political exile.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The child's foster-father stared at her as though he doubted his own ears.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
Hypsipyle, her foster-child, 146.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
The Arabs recognize this tie of a child to its foster mother.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The child brought remarkable prosperity to the house, and his foster-mother grew very fond of him.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
In England, where women are in the majority, selfishness in every male child is fostered from his cradle.
"Three Things" by Elinor Glyn
Washington wrote many other letters to his sprightly foster-child, but they have been lost or destroyed.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
Kate idolized her own two children and her foster-child with a passion that is the purest and the strongest in the world.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
On his birthday the old farmer and the good wife made a little feast for their foster-child.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
The foster-mother, therefore, can have no legal claim to the child.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael

In poetry:

The mother's child you fostered then
Salutes you now and bids you take
These little children of his pen
And love them for the author's sake.
"To Mary Field French" by Eugene Field
Grow, then, my foster-child, and strengthen,
Bough over bough, a murmurous pile,
And, as your stately stem shall lengthen,
So may the statelier of Argyll!
"On Planting A Tree At Inveraray" by James Russell Lowell
Some other poor burd mun attend to her young,
An work hard to find 'em wi' grubs,
An all her reward, is to find befooar long
At her foster child treeats her wi' snubs.
"Cuckoo!" by John Hartley
No more by the rhythm of slow-moving rocker,
Their sweet dreamy fancies are fostered and fed;
No more to low singing the cradle goes swinging—
The child of this era is put into bed.
"The Old Wooden Cradle" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I will fight for my land,
I will work for my land,
Will it foster with love, in my faith, in my child.
I will eke every gain,
I will seek boot for bane,
From its easternmost bound to the western sea wild.
"My Fatherland" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Well sir, come tell me what you want as quick as you can,
Well then replied Dubois do you know one Halbert Evesham
That dwells in the little village of Brenchley,
Who has a foster child called Violet Evesham of rare beauty.
"Grif, of the Bloody Hand" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

One has to do with an obese child put in foster care.
This East Texas foster child is also a pleasure to be around.
Want to foster a love of the arts in your child.
The woman accused of helping dispose of the body of a Cincinnati-area foster child is scheduled to be in a Kentucky courtroom today.
Child Protective Services is addressing allegations that they could have prevented the death of foster baby Jayla Beckley.
Former foster child arrested in theft of Christmas presents in Washington break-in .
The average foster child stays with a family for nine months.
The gesture fosters fond memories for all and exposes the child to a pastime he or she can enjoy for a lifetime.
Warrant Issued For Javon Foster, Suspect Who Fatally Shot Mother And Injured A Child On Metro Bus In DC.
Former foster child obtaining college degree .
She also brought a student intern and former foster child she met in the lobby of the Blake Hotel as her guest to a delegation breakfast.
(AP) — Prosecutors have charged the pastor of a Fort Wayne church with repeatedly molesting a young girl who was a foster child in his care.
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley helps foster kids.
A conference today will promote foster care and the adoption of children currently under the care of Child Protective Services.
The 13-year-old boy accused in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster child living with his family will not go to a detention center.