foster care


foster care
Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents have a legal responsibility to care for their foster children, but do not have all the rights of a biological parent—for example, they may have limited rights to discipline the children, to raise them according to a certain religion, or to authorize nonemergency medical procedures for them.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

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

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