foster parents


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foster parents

persons who look after a child who is not theirs either by blood or by adoption. The normal procedure involves local authorities who, under statutory powers, assume parental rights over children orphaned, abandoned, neglected or abused by parents and delegate the actual care of the child to persons whom they pay to look after it. Foster parents have no legal rights over the child they foster: Children Act 1989.