foster care

Definition of foster care

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

fosterplay
  1. :  affording, receiving, or sharing nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

  1. :  to give parental care to :  nurture

    :  to promote the growth or development of :  encourage

careplay
  1. :  suffering of mind :  grief

    :  a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility

    :  a cause for such anxiety

  1. :  to feel trouble or anxiety

    :  to feel interest or concern

    :  to give care


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