foster verb definition in Raising children topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Raising children topic
[transitive, intransitive] foster (somebody) (especially British English) to take another person’s child into your home for a period of time, without becoming his or her legal parents They have fostered over 60 children during the past ten years. We couldn't adopt a child, so we decided to foster.

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