foster care

noun

Definition of foster care

: a situation in which for a period of time a child lives with and is cared for by people who are not the child's parents The child was sent to foster care after his parents died.

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“Foster care.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foster%20care. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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