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foster child

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noun
  1. a child raised by someone who is not its natural or adoptive parent.
  2. a needy child, as one living in an impoverished country, supported or aided by contribution to a specific charity.
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Origin of foster child

1150–1200; Middle English fostercild
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Related Words for foster child

care, keeping, safekeeping, protection, dependent, orphan, pensioner, charge, client, pupil, child, trust, minor, guardianship, godchild

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foster child

noun
  1. a child looked after temporarily or brought up by people other than its natural or adoptive parents
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