foster care


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Words related to foster care

supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home

References in periodicals archive ?
During National Adoption Month, the following spokespeople are available to discuss foster care adoption:
Nationwide, approximately 23,000 teens in foster care turn 18 each year.
The analysis also shows that students in foster care have the highest yearly drop out rates and are more than twice as likely to drop out in comparison to other students.
SWIIS Foster Care is wholly committed to removing any barriers looked-after children may encounter and to encouraging their involvement in activities they enjoy.
In Oklahoma, there were 8,865 children in foster care in January, and only 4,669 available foster homes, says Lana Freeman, president of the state's Foster Care and Adoption Association.
Currently, about 145,000 children in the United States foster care system are waiting for adoptive families.
Actor Paul Barber with Dina Nixon and Colette Jarvis, from Sefton's Children's Services, launching Foster Care Fortnight Picture: DENNIS BRADBURY/ db070509dfostercare-4
After being removed from often unstable, unsafe environments, many children and adolescents spend several years in a foster care system that itself is unstable.
The victory was that there was going to be this large pot of money that could be used to offer preventative services to keep kids out of foster care," Spire said.
Born in Portland, Maine, Rowell, 46, was raised in foster care.
When Mary Keane began doing volunteer work with gay and lesbian teens in New York City 10 years ago, she knew little about the plight of homeless youth in the foster care system.
The number of youths in foster care has nearly doubled in almost 20 years, from 276,000 in 1985 to approximately 523,000 currently (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System, 2005).
SWIIS Foster Care team manager Sheena Mitchell presented the cheque to the foundation's disability football development officer Reggie Dornan at the QPR game on Sunday.
The fact that the foster care system is failing to provide sufficient protective factors for children is offensive.