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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Establishing a positive, caring classroom environment which supports the needs of the foster child is imperative to academic success.
However, he discovered that the delinquency behaviors being measured depended on the age of the foster child. At 10 years old, the rather serious act of hitting others would place a child at the bottom of the scale (meaning severe behavior problems) and the less serious act of name calling would place a child near the top of the scale (mild behavior problems).
1979) (Former foster parents who cared for foster child "for virtually all of her first [four and a half] years of life" were denied standing to seek visitation after she was returned to her natural father.).
Said she does not approve of the way her mother lives." (34) Like many other children, this foster child evidenced a variety of behavioral problems, including nightmares and school misconduct, after visits with her natural mother.
Under the law, a foster child residing in the home for longer than six months can be claimed for the dependency exemption, the EITC, and the CTC.
Conversely, families who endorsed "knew the foster child of the child's family and wanted to help" were less likely to report an intention to continue fostering than families who did not endorse this reason
No, because the individual who qualifies a taxpayer to claim Head of Household status must be either the taxpayer's child (including step, adopted or grandchild), foster child or other relative who qualifies as a dependent.
``Watching one foster child grow from the timid girl to the funny, beautiful and confident young woman that she now is has made me very proud and makes me realise why I enjoy my work so much.''
In January, a 3-year-old foster child was found chained to a bed while police were conducting a drug bust at the home of his grandmother, who was caring for him.
On a mid-May segment of "The O'Reilly Factor," he discussed Rilya Wilson, an African American foster child who was missing for 15 months before Florida's Department of Family Services noticed.
The relationship test can be satisfied if the individual is an "eligible foster child" of the taxpayer.
Putting a happy interface on foster child adoption.