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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She later on discovered that the organization is the one that has been funding the foster home.
By using foster homes, they can be assessed in a comfortable environment, allowing them to build up their confidence while getting the Christmas they are longing for.
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.
The couple who will give Sid a home in the UK are overwhelmed at the public response to the appeal for a foster home.
However, these studies focus on families and relatives of people with a mental illness, and foster home caregivers have not been included.
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.
After a flood of calls to police with information, Ann was found safe and well in the town and has now returned to her foster home.
This information revealed defendant's mother was a chronic alcoholic; he was shuttled from foster home to foster home where he displayed some emotional difficulties; he had frequent, lengthy absences from school; and, on at least one occasion, his mother left him and his siblings alone for days without food.
And the New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFSI has sought the dismissal of nine employees, charging that although 38 visits in the past four years were made to the foster home by department social workers, no report of abuse was made.
A concerned social worker wants to place Khaled temporarily in a foster home even though he was sexually assaulted in a previous one.
In the foster test, the researchers round that a pup doubled its food intake when researchers created an adult-rich environment by sending three-quarters of the youngsters away to a foster home for a morning.