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.
See also: care
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Maybe we can create foster homes that are not using the system as an alternative to welfare.
Foster homes originated in Belgium where over 600 years ago families in Geel took people with mental illness into their homes (Carpenter, 1978; Linn, Klett, & Caffey, 1980; McCoin, 1983; Roosens, 1979).
But authorities could find foster homes for only 3,800.
Alfie has been staying in a foster home for his recovery and his foster mum said he is a star.
Mistakenly, she leaves the safety of a foster home, where horses and other foster kids keep her grounded, and ends up on the run with Graydon and Cooper, two boys who put her in real danger.
The state's Department of Agricultural Resources released draft regulations two weeks ago that would affect animal rescue and shelter organizations and foster homes, where animals are kept while awaiting adoption by a full-time owner.
The watchdog confirmed complaints about children's residential centres and foster homes came from a range of sources including parents, foster carers, relatives, members of the public, staff, advocates and children themselves.
In Oklahoma, there were 8,865 children in foster care in January, and only 4,669 available foster homes, says Lana Freeman, president of the state's Foster Care and Adoption Association.
Kate said: "Unfortunately the funding situation together with the lack of foster homes means that we are limited in the number of dogs we are able to help.
there are three different types of foster homes and each child has a specific care plan:
National studies conducted between 1969 and 1974 found that 25 percent to 35 percent of Indian children in some states were living in non-Indian foster homes, adoptive homes or institutions.
Los Angeles County is paying up to $800,000 a month in federal penalties for not conducting timely inspections of some foster homes, the Board of Supervisors was told Tuesday.