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[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


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    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.

  • Foster-child

    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

  • Foster-city

    noun 1. a city in W California.

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