foster family

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foster family the family of a fosterling
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Usage

In literature:

It was a kind Christian family living in a pleasant country village, the foster-father a deacon in the church.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
They justly imagined that to be thus surrounded by memorials of the fate of my family, would tend to foster my disease.
"Wieland; or The Transformation" by Charles Brockden Brown
Wherefore, Bud finally concluded that Foster was not above helping himself to family property.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
I fostered our family pride.
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. II)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Stephen Foster was the ne'er-do-well of a good Pennsylvania family.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
But his first care had been to seek out his foster-father, Jonathan, the old and devoted servitor of his family.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
His family fostered this self love.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Master Wash Foster and his family lived in de finest house in Florence, Ala.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
All the more reason for redoubling the effort to constitute and foster a family life.
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
This was Foster Manning, the eldest grandson of the family.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
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In news:

"Bunheads," the whimsical hour-long ABC Family dramedy-with-dance series starring Broadway's Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop, will get additional episodes.
Marian's Jackson flourishing with foster family.
Program aids our foster families in giving young people some extra help.
With 35 children needing foster care in the valley per week, Benchmark Family Services talks about how to become a foster parent.
Madison–The state Department of Children and Families (DCF) received on Friday federal approval of its waiver request to reinvest savings to assist kids in foster care statewide after they reunite with their families.
Foster Care Associates has recognised the efforts of a young carer from the Vale of Glamorgan for the difference he makes to the lives of the children and young people his family fosters.
To promote the adoption of teenagers from foster care , the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling a new series of multimedia public service advertisements (PSAs).
When asked about the struggles of being a foster parent, Donnie Twenter can think of only one — 11 people sharing one bathroom in the Twenter family farmhouse.
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Foster Family Protection Act went into effect earlier this month, providing new legal and practice provisions for youths in the custody of the Office of Children's Services, according to a notice from the agency.
The 8308 campaign, named for the number of children in DHS custody as of January 1, is taking this approach to address the urgent need for foster families.
0Whether nose-to-nose with a puppy or with a person, Champ's final days as seen in photographs were spent free and full of love with his foster family.
Foster children, exchange students, family members and friends were always welcome.
Juneau the dog was lost in the Denver suburbs for 90 days before being reunited with his foster family.
Violet, a puppy stolen from the San Francisco SPCA shelter in October, has been found and is now living with a foster family.
The Give Thanks and Carry On campaign also raises awareness about West Virginia's need for foster families.
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In science:

However, unlike these earlier system classes, the wide and rapidly growing distribution of clusters is fostering unprecedented work in the field even as it is providing a convergent architecture family in which the applications community can retain confidence.
Cluster Computing White Paper
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