foster home


Definition of foster home

: a household in which an orphaned, neglected, or delinquent child is placed for care

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The series raised questions about Centene’s Texas subsidiary, Superior HealthPlan, and its handling of the case of D’ashon Morris, a Texas toddler who was born with severe defects and was living in a foster home. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "U.S. senator calls Texas Medicaid contractor callous, orders more oversight to protect vulnerable patients," 6 Aug. 2019 The boy has bounced around foster homes, hustled along the streets and, finally, landed one last chance: Shape up and live with yet another set of foster parents (Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson) or proceed directly to juvie hall. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Free Willy': THR's 1993 Review," 16 July 2019 In early June, Indianapolis Animal Care Services revealed the shelter and foster homes were full, with more than 900 animals in its care. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "The city animal shelter is full. Again. Here's why, and how you can help," 3 July 2019 House Bill 2363 allows some foster homes to store firearms and ammunition in a safe and secure place for personal protection. Allen Kim And Faith Karimi, CNN, "Texas to loosen firearm laws, allowing guns in churches and on school grounds," 7 Aug. 2019 Meili said Washington spent several years in Child Protective Services and foster homes. Cassandra Jaramillo, Dallas News, "Dallas teen accused in series of rapes, slaying of 23-year-old woman will face trial as an adult," 24 July 2019 Muttville also is looking for more foster homes for these and other dogs. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "The terriers are coming, the terriers are coming! Bay Area about to be invaded by Boston," 21 June 2019 Emily’s three babies were placed with a foster home affiliated with Native Animal Rescue. Michael Todd, The Mercury News, "Squirrel terrorizing Santa Cruz neighborhood is on the lam, again," 23 July 2019 Investigation: Ashley’s foster home seemed perfect. Nyssa Kruse, Indianapolis Star, "DCS has long-documented problems. This lawsuit wants to change that.," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of foster home

1886, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of foster home

: a household in which care is provided to a child who has been orphaned or removed from the home of his or her natural parents (as for reasons of abuse, neglect, or delinquency)

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