foster care

Definition of "foster care"
  1. A protective service for children who can't live in their own homes due to neglect or abuse, where they are placed with foster parents who have a duty to care for them but limited rights compared to biological parents
How to use "foster care" in a sentence
  1. The child was placed in foster care when neglect was discovered in his living situation.
  2. They decided to provide a safe and nurturing environment for a child by becoming foster care parents.
  3. Due to his parents' inability to take care of him, he spent his childhood in multiple foster care homes.

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