foster mother


  • The Foster Mother
    The Foster Mother
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foster mother a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foster mother a woman who takes a mother's place in the nurture and care of a child; a nurse.
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In literature:

It was what killed my poor foster mother.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
The girl did not, and could not, see the curious life about her; it was simply a myopia that her mother fostered.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
But, if this is given to you by my foster-mother, know that a cloud of gloom has settled down upon me forever.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
She is also the hard foster-mother of desperation and folly.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
She was not with her foster-mother, nor did his inquiry reveal her whereabouts.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
A couple of hours later, the foster-mother began to worry, and to wish that her puppies would come and take another meal.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
Her own mother died the day after she was born, and she has always looked on that poor dear soul yonder as her foster-mother.
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Angela being present, however, and Frieda's foster mother, it was necessary for him to be circumspect and distant.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
As they grew older the poor foster-mother had her patience sorely tried.
"Dog Stories from the "Spectator"" by Various
Should the sultan's mother be deceased, his foster-mother holds this position of influence.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard

In poetry:

ALL. They left their foster-mother,
The one was Ralph, our brother,
Our captain was the other,
A many years ago.
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
BUT. In time each little waif
Forsook his foster-mother,
The well born babe was Ralph—
Your captain was the other!!!
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"The gudewife, my foster mother,
Unto whom I made me known
When I reached the Orchy, told me
How the rumour base had grown:
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
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
"I am but, my sweet, your foster-lover,
Knowing well when certain years are over
You vanish from me to another;
Yet I know, and love, like the foster-mother.
"The Poppy" by Francis Thompson
"Two little babes dwelt in their humble cot:
One was her own - the other only lent to her:
HER OWN SHE SLIGHTED. Tempted by a lot
Of gold and silver regularly sent to her,
She ministered unto the little other
In the capacity of foster-mother.
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

KEARNS — A Kearns foster mother has been charged with having sex with two teenage boys while they were in her care.
For foster mother, kids are her passion.
Teen suspect in foster mother's stabbing.
18-year-old suspect in foster mother's stabbing death at Willoughby Hills home.
Personally, my puny mind can scarcely comprehend that such a thing even happens: that parents lose custody of their babies, and there are foster mothers take in the wee ones while their parents get straightened out.
Gilly , an 11-year-old foster child, who refuses to bond with anyone, meets her match with Mrs Trotter, a wise and kind foster mother.
Pat LaPier is a mother of three, grandmother of six, and has been a foster parent to hundreds of children.
Christian Foster, whose death led his mother to help start.
Earlier today (Saturday, July 21), Tameka Foster (Usher's ex and Kile 's mother) made a criticial decision on behalf of her brain-dead child.
My mother has recently adopted two boys from the Idaho foster care system.
Patsy McDaniel-Sirman has decided to become a foster mother.
Fawzia al-Thiab has left behind the idea of having children of her own to be a foster mother to orphans – more than 35 of them so far.
These two baby goats , held by Kelley Foster and Melissa Maier of Rita's Stables, were born unexpectedly on Sept 27, saving the life of their mother, who was headed to the slaughterhouse the following day.
After that foster mother died in 1918, she was sent to an orphanage , then to the home of a Springfield, Minn.
An 8-year-old elementary school student who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight.