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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Age and marital status were similar to those of foster mothers in the only national probability sample of licensed foster parents, the National Survey of Current and Former Foster Parents (Cox et al., 2002; Rhodes et al., 2001).
1985) they found that foster parents scored better than a normative non-clinical group, thus suggesting that the functioning of foster families is strong.
Foster parents in Saskatchewan are obliged under such contracts to ensure a child's safety and health; respect and facilitate children's relationships with their birth families and communities; and facilitate subsequent placements when required.
The organisation said it is also providing round-the-clock support services for foster parents in cases of emergency.
Marouf told The Texas Tribune that she and her wife believed they were uniquely suited for the opportunity to become foster parents. Marouf, a law professor, is the director of A&M's Immigrant Rights Clinic; Esplin is an assistant professor of bioethics.
Couples, married or singles who are willing to take care of the child and those who can provide the best foster care are qualified to become foster parents or families, Saycon added.
That's why we need the foster parents to encourage them to stay in school [and] minimize the number of OSY in the city.'
As soon as she saw Chang and Kuo, they embraced each other, eyes brimming with tears, and Lin immediately knelt down and said to her foster parents, 'Thank you for taking care of me, without you, there is no me.'
And just like every other parent, foster parents need support, too.
"My hope is to make Perch & Play the place where foster parents can find each other," Deck said.
"I truly believe God inspired me and guided me in writing this tale to encourage others to become active in being adoptive and foster parents to give children a chance in life as I was given.
Though Philip (Tyler Young) is not yet ready to tell his foster parents about the triple murder he and Lukas (James Paxton) witnessed, the city boy will finally find the courage to open up about his sexuality with Helen (Julianne Nicholson) and Gabe (Gil Bellows).