foster parent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foster parent a foster mother or foster father.
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Usage

In literature:

Those you regarded as your parents were but foster-parents, though they bore the same name.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
A longer time than usual had passed since Maiden May had paid a visit to the cottage of her foster-parents.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then Crivoliu went again to his foster-parents and asked them if he was not their son.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Mr. Gracewood thinks your foster-father did very wrong in not causing some inquiries to be made for your parents.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
In a Northumbrian case the foster-parent lost his charge and both eyes.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
As a boy he had climbed the village church steeple, to the delight of his companions and the horror of his foster-parents.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
My master bought me from my foster parents.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
His first war was with the city of Alba Longa, the foster-parent of Rome.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Gringalet was an orphan from the time of his birth, and had found in the Indian a most attentive foster-parent.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Joergen, with his foster-parents, had to pass this place.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In news:

Adoptive parent's report: foster care in trouble.
Training for adoptive and foster parents will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the Michigan Works.
Chilton County has an ongoing need for more foster and adoptive parents to provide children with good homes, both temporary and permanent.
Crow Wing County seeks adoptive parents for children in foster care.
Fair Seeks Out Potential Foster and Adoptive Parents.
Should states permit adoption agencies to discriminate against gay adoptive or foster parents.
Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring foster parents and other care givers to undergo training in "cultural competency and sensitivity" regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
FOX Scene – Camelot Car Center's Foster Parent Q & A.
Charity helps foster parents provide for the children in their care.
A small Arizona charity is helping foster parents provide for the children placed in their care.
Governor Wants Companion of Ohio Foster Parents Extradited.
Ray and Barb Jones have been foster parents for more than 20 years.
Gerald Waters became a foster parent 14 years ago.
County agency talks about girl abused by foster parent.
She had been living with Manny and Christal Ramirez, who were her foster parents for the past two years.
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