foster care

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foster care

The care of individuals who cannot live independently (such as children, homeless families, or frail elderly people) in a group or private home.
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I don't care what you found, Jean, the horse is not yours," my foster father retorted.
In October 1998, Kiyotaka hit his foster father Tsutomu, then 66, on the head with a dumbbell at a parking lot in Hiroshima City, making it look like an accident, and obtained 70 million yen in insurance money after Tsutomu died in January 1999.
Her foster father, Hans, bonded with her as he taught her to read, and as soon as she discovered her love for reading, she began stealing as many books as she could.
Way back in 1947, when Diwan Lal, a freedom fighter, came to Delhi from Peshawar, he along with his family, that included a young Muslim boy for whom he was a foster father, began to live on a plot near Karol Bagh.
Robert was clear that any needs he may have for recognition as a foster father (through an award) are second to the needs of the young adult he continues to care for.
Her foster father A G Beck was a champion golfer, who captained Britain in the Ryder Cup, and it was from him that she inherited a love of golf.
Lana is attracted to her foster father, who is equally attracted to her, but actually, he is not around much.
They were asked about their personal and professional attributes, and their experiences of and views concerning the role of a foster father.
In a polite yet borderline menacing scene, Jacques approaches the boy's foster father (Jean-Pierre Weerts) in a grocery aisle to ask if he can take Roland to Southwest France.
Billie-Jo's foster father Sion Jenkins walked free from court last week after he was formally acquitted of murdering the teenager.
And they hinted at a false "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" sexual motive because there was not evidence of a motive against her foster father, the jury was told.
The prosecution said he was sprayed with blood when he attacked Billie-Jo, but the defence argued that she breathed the blood droplets onto her foster father as he tended to her after the attack.