foster home


Definition of foster home

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

Examples of foster home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buzz is a very healthy and happy boy and thriving in his foster home. The Arizona Republic, "Winston and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 12 Sep. 2020 The situations where virtual visits may be considered include: When anyone in the foster home, the biological parent home or the child himself is immunocompromised. Mary Jo Pitzl, azcentral, "DCS says kids can have virtual visits with mom and dad to protect against virus spread," 1 July 2020 Buzz is living in a foster home with a few other dogs and doing great! The Arizona Republic, "Winston and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 12 Sep. 2020 Update training and recruitment for therapeutic foster home parents. Arizona Republic, "What state Department of Child Safety must do to fix foster care, end a class-action lawsuit," 4 Sep. 2020 The three children have been placed in a foster home and have returned to school. Carly Ortiz-lytle, Washington Examiner, "Swedish authorities send children to foster care after parents nailed door shut to stop coronavirus," 3 Sep. 2020 The shelter environment is a stressful one for animals, and a foster home provides a calm, loving atmosphere that will allow the animal to relax and let his true personality shine. Traci Howerton,, "Think about fostering a pet -- it can be a good experience for both of you," 19 Aug. 2020 The injury was severe, necessitating intricate surgery and follow-up veterinary visits — paid for by Greyhound Adoption League of Texas — plus months of rehab in a foster home. Leslie Barker, Dallas News, "Life is Dolce: Lessons from a Frisco family’s beloved greyhound," 7 July 2020 The dog had undergone five months of medicated baths, low-level laser treatment and medication at the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital and a foster home. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, "'We need our pets now more than ever': Phoenix rescue animals find homes during COVID-19," 6 July 2020

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First Known Use of foster home

1886, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Foster home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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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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