foster child


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foster child

n. a child without parental support and protection, placed with a person or family to be cared for, usually by local welfare services or by court order. The foster parent(s) do not have custody, nor is there an adoption, but they are expected to treat the foster child as they would their own in regard to food, housing, clothing and education. Most foster parents are paid by the local government or a state agency.

See: child

foster child

see FOSTER PARENTS.
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One foster child described in the report was prescribed 11 medications in one month, including two antidepressants and two stimulants to treat ADHD, at a cost of $1,088 to the state's Medicaid program.
In one section of the IRS code, for instance, a foster child (who can be claimed as a dependent) is described as one "who is in your care [and whom] you care for as your own child.
The state's monitoring parameters will raise a red flag if a foster child is prescribed two medicines from the same class or five or more psychotropic medications from any class to take at the same time.
While studies have found agreement between foster parent and the foster child's teacher concerning problem behaviour, there is less information on the agreement between foster parent and foster child.
Mary had the grades and motivation to go to a magnet high school, but had trouble convincing the administration that a foster child could make it there.
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Sleep Country is aware that not everyone can be a foster parent, but through the 'Secret Santa' program, everyone can have the opportunity to help a foster child.
Over the past year we have watched Sleep Country's success in raising awareness in local communities about foster child needs and we have been anxious to be a part of the program.
Information on how to adopt a foster child is available by calling 1-888-811-1221, or on the Web at dcfs.
The Beat Down Club" takes an intimate, personal look at what it means to grow up as a foster child in America as it depicts the foster care system through the eyes of children and youth.
A 16-year-old foster child from Palmdale asked Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday to investigate why hundreds of children are missing from the nation's largest child-protective system.
For more information on adopting a foster child, call 888-811-1121.