FOSTER CARE

the name applied to the temporary care that is given to children outside of the family of origin. They may returned to their family or adopted to another family.

FOSTER CARE: "Joe was placed in foster care while his mother was in hospital for cancer treatment."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FOSTER CARE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/foster-care/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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