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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DOGS are not just for Christmas but one animal charity has made an urgent appeal to give homeless dogs a foster home this festive season.
The MSPCA relies heavily on foster homes, especially during busy times of the year, she said.
Recently, the nearest foster home it could find one pooch, a corgi-terrier cross called Billy, was 40 miles away in Derby.
Regular foster homes provide care for up to six children of varying ages and needs.
In Quebec, Canada, foster homes are also known as family-type residences, and are regulated by provincial jurisdiction (Bill 120, Law Respecting Health and Social Services; Government of Quebec).
She's the veteran of five foster homes after the death of her heroin-addicted mother two years before.
But Catholic Charities may now be in the minority as a growing number of agencies wake up to the reality that they need any and all potential foster homes, including those led by gays and lesbians.
The children, speaking through their lawyer, want the current arrangement to remain in place, which would keep the children in foster homes and allow continued access to their mother and their aunt.
It was hard to move out on my own," says the native of Peoria, Illinois, who was raised in three different foster homes since the age of 7.
Fifty thousand children and young people in England and Wales live in foster homes for anything from a few days to some years.
Children in foster homes often lack medications for chronic conditions, Heather Forkey, M.
Over 530,000 children are in foster care in the United States, living in a variety of settings, including non-relative foster homes, the homes of relatives, and group homes.