the raising or supervision of foster children, as orphans or delinquents, in an institution, group home, or private home, usually arranged through a government or social-service agency that provides remuneration for expenses.
noun 1. a child raised by someone who is not its natural or adoptive parent. 2. a needy child, as one living in an impoverished country, supported or aided by contribution to a specific charity. noun 1. a child looked after temporarily or brought up by people other than its natural or adoptive parents
noun 1. a city in W California.
noun 1. a girl raised like one’s own daughter, though not such by birth or adoption.
[faw-ster, fos-ter] /ˈfɔ stər, ˈfɒs tər/ verb (used with object) 1. to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage: to foster new ideas. 2. to bring up, raise, or rear, as a . 3. to care for or cherish. 4. British. to place (a child) in a . 5. Obsolete. to feed or nourish. […]