Definition of Foster-parent

1. Noun. A person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child.

Exact synonyms: Foster Parent
Generic synonyms: Defender, Guardian, Protector, Shielder
Specialized synonyms: Foster Father, Foster-father, Foster Mother, Foster-mother

Lexicographical Neighbors of Foster-parent

fossula petrosa
fossula rotunda
fossulae tonsillares
foster-parent (current term)
foster care
foster child
foster children
foster families
foster family
foster father
foster home
foster home care
foster mother
foster parent
foster parents

Literary usage of Foster-parent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Transfer Tax Law of the State of New York: Being Sections 220 to 245 by George Washington McElroy (1909)
"Transfers from an Adopted Child to Its Foster Parent. ... The foster parent or parents and the minor sustain toward each other the legal relation of parent ..."

2. The Clerks' and Conveyancers' Assistant: A Collection of Forms of by Clarence Frank Birdseye (1899)
"The foster-parent or parents, the minor, and all persons whose consent is necessary, must appear before the county judge or surrogate of the county where ..."

3. Annotated Consolidated Laws of the State of New York: As Amended to January by Clarence Frank Birdseye, Robert Cushing Cumming, Frank Bixby Gilbert, New York (State). (1915)
"The instrument must be signed by the foster parent or parents and by each person whose consent is necessary to the adoption, and severally acknowledged by ..."

4. Children Under the Poor Law: Their Education, Training and After-care by William Chance (1897)
"Date of boarding-out with present Foster-Parent, if there has been a change, ... Undertaking of Foster-Parent. " BOARDING of CHILD in a HOME within the ..."

5. Protecting Children in Substance-Abusing Families by Vickie Kropenske, Judy Howard (1995)
"Does the foster parent believe that chemical dependency is treatable? ... This attitude also may affect a foster parent's willingness to cooperate with the ..."

6. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1918)
"A foster child inherits from the foster parent, and when the foster child, inheriting from one of the foster parents, dies without issue, the surviving ..."

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