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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* At least one adult in the foster home would have to be able to read and write at a level necessary to meet the needs of youth in care, such as the ability to read medication labels.
Home from Home Co-ordinator Kim Rowlands with 12-yearold Border Collie Spike, who is enjoying lots of TLC in his foster home
The abusive teen was shifted to the facility two days after the victims moved into the foster home. Although the DHS knew about the boy's past behavior, it made no effort to supervise him while inside the facility, the lawsuit claimed.
He probably needs to calm down a bit sometimes but we think with the right foster home he would make the perfect companion."
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.
108 the number of complaints about foster homes - around 1 in 50
Our foster homes receive a tremendous amount of training and support, and youth thrive and experience positive development in our programs.
What triggered the crisis is an increased number of abandoned or surrendered animals combined with a reduction in the available number of volunteers foster homes as many people have been away for summer.
And it's led to the group Animal Action in Abu Dhabi launching a crisis appeal asking for foster homes for pets.
A child should grow up in a family rather than in foster homes as there is no traditional model of a complete family, according to director of the LDC public association Konstantin Litvinenko.
This event focuses on a series of values translatable via awareness programs, including Parents Foster Homes programs, medical checkups, introductory corner of (Al-Bir Project), His Highness' Corner for Young Women to reinforce lofty ideals and provide consultation for family members and also the Productive Families' Corner.
We are also in desperate need of foster homes for elderly cats and dogs.