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fos·ter par·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foster-parent, foster parentnoun

    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


  1. foster parentnoun

    An adult who cares for a child who has been placed in foster care.


  1. foster parent

    A foster parent is an individual or a couple who is legally authorized and certified to care for a child temporarily, whose biological or adoptive parents are unable to provide appropriate or sufficient care, often due to a variety of social, familial, or economic reasons. Foster parents provide a safe, stable, and nurturing environment for the child until they can return to their original family or find a permanent adoptive home.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foster parent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foster parent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of foster parent in a Sentence

  1. Peterson Lent:

    That means that they are going to have access to much less support and services — and certainly less financial support — than if they become a licensed foster parent.

  2. Kenneth Shults:

    Our family has always owned and used firearms, no foster parent should have to forfeit their constitutional rights in order to be a foster parent.

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