long-term foster care
- The strategic placement of a child in a foster home for an extended period, seen as a viable option when adoption or family-based solutions are not possible
- John was placed into long-term foster care after his parents were deemed unfit.
- Due to lack of adoptive homes, social services had to consider long-term foster care for the siblings.
- A long-term foster care placement was arranged for Lily, after exploring all other alternatives.