a household in which a child is raised by someone other than its natural or adoptive parent.


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  • Fosterling

    [faw-ster-ling, fos-ter-] /ˈfɔ stər lɪŋ, ˈfɒs tər-/ noun 1. . /ˈfɒstəlɪŋ/ noun 1. a less common word for foster child

  • Foster-mother

    noun 1. a woman who takes the place of a mother in raising a child. 2. a nurse. noun 1. a woman who looks after or brings up a child or children as a mother, in place of the natural or adoptive mother

  • Foster-parent

    noun 1. a foster father or foster mother.

  • Foster-son

    noun 1. a boy raised like one’s own son, though not such by birth or adoption.

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