foster child
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


foster child
A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than the child's natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family home because of parental abuse or neglect. Occasionally, parents voluntarily place their children in foster care.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

foster child
n.
   a child without parental support and protection, placed with a person or family to be cared for, usually by local welfare services or by court order. The foster parent(s) do not have custody, nor is there an adoption, but they are expected to treat the foster child as they would their own in regard to food, housing, clothing and education. Most foster parents are paid by the local government or a state agency.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Foster child — Foster Fos ter, a. [AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor, nourishment. See {Foster}, v. t.] Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foster child — noun a child who is raised by foster parents • Syn: ↑foster child, ↑fosterling • Hypernyms: ↑child, ↑kid, ↑youngster, ↑minor, ↑shaver, ↑nipper, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster-child — noun a child who is raised by foster parents • Syn: ↑foster child, ↑fosterling • Hypernyms: ↑child, ↑kid, ↑youngster, ↑minor, ↑shaver, ↑nipper, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster child — Child whose care, comfort, education and upbringing has been left to persons other than his natural parents. See foster parent …   Black's law dictionary

  • foster child — Child whose care, comfort, education and upbringing has been left to persons other than his natural parents. See foster parent …   Black's law dictionary

  • foster child — child raised by someone other than their biological parents …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foster child — noun A child in foster care …   Wiktionary

  • foster-child — /ˈfɒstə tʃaɪld/ (say fostuh chuyld) noun (plural foster children) a child brought up by someone who is not their natural or adoptive mother or father …   Australian English dictionary

  • foster child — 1. a child raised by someone who is not its natural or adoptive parent. 2. a needy child, as one living in an impoverished country, supported or aided by contribution to a specific charity. [1150 1200; ME fostercild] * * * …   Universalium

  • foster-child — The child of another who is being reared by a person as his or her own …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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