[faw-ster-ij, fos-ter-] /ˈfɔ stər ɪdʒ, ˈfɒs tər-/
the act of or rearing another’s child as one’s own.
the condition of being a .
an act of promoting or encouraging:
The board will undertake the fosterage of our new project.
the act of caring for or bringing up a foster child
the condition or state of being a foster child
the act of encouraging or promoting
noun 1. a boy brought up with another child of different parents.
noun 1. 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.