foster parent
An adult who takes over care of a minor child who has been placed in the foster care system because the child's own family cannot take care of the child or have had custody taken away by a court or agency.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

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

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  • Foster parent — 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 parent — noun a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child s natural parents but without legally adopting the child (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑foster parent • Hypernyms: ↑defender, ↑guardian, ↑protector, ↑shielder …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster-parent — noun a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child s natural parents but without legally adopting the child • Syn: ↑foster parent • Hypernyms: ↑defender, ↑guardian, ↑protector, ↑shielder • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster parent — woman or man who takes the place of a biological parent in raising a child, foster mother or father …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foster parent — One who has performed the duties of a parent to the child of another by rearing the child as his or her own child. See foster child …   Black's law dictionary

  • foster parent — One who has performed the duties of a parent to the child of another by rearing the child as his or her own child. See foster child …   Black's law dictionary

  • foster parent — a foster father or foster mother. * * * …   Universalium

  • foster-parent — /ˈfɒstə pɛərənt/ (say fostuh pairruhnt) noun a foster father or foster mother …   Australian English dictionary

  • foster parent — noun An adult who cares for a child who has been placed in foster care …   Wiktionary

  • foster-parent — One who is rearing the child of another as his or her own. See adoptive parent …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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