fostering


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fos·ter

 (fô′stər, fŏs′tər)
tr.v. fos·tered, fos·ter·ing, fos·ters
1. To bring up; nurture: bear and foster offspring. See Synonyms at nurture.
2. To promote the growth and development of; cultivate: detect and foster artistic talent. See Synonyms at advance.
3. To nurse; cherish: foster a secret hope.
adj.
1. Providing parental care and nurture to children not related through legal or blood ties: foster parents; foster grandparents; a foster home.
2. Receiving parental care and nurture from those not related to one through legal or blood ties: foster children.

[Middle English fostren, from Old English *fōstrian, to nourish, from fōstor, food, nourishing; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fostering - encouragement; aiding the development of something
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
2.fostering - helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
Translations

fostering

[ˈfɒstərɪŋ] Nacogimiento m familiar

fostering

[ˈfɒstərɪŋ] naffidamento
References in classic literature ?
The conditions fostering the growth of that supreme, alive excellence, as well in work as in play, ought to be preserved with a most careful regard lest the industry or the game should perish of an insidious and inward decay.
Women were ever the bane of Umslopogaas, my fostering. I forget the story of that woman, for I remember only these things that happened long ago, before I grew very old.
There remains a philosophy that foster parents should be interested in fostering only because they love children and thus the presence of children should be reward enough.
"The message will be shown in theatres across Canada, and we hope it will encourage more people to consider fostering or adopting a child."
Better utilization of foster families might be linked to parents" reasons for fostering. This study used data from the National Survey of Current and Former Foster Parents to examine relationships between reasons for fostering and types of services and length of service foster parents provide.
The authors are grateful to Jenny Miller, Jonathan Fields, Devon Burris, and members of the Fostering Futures Advisory Board for their assistance with this study.
When their first baby arrived they gave up fostering for the next 15 years, during which time three more children were born.
* Kinship care centers for grandparents who are fostering their grandchildren
A major concern is that as many as 40% of foster parents stop fostering within their first year.
"In 2016/17, there were around 290 children fostered by private companies, which accounts for PS15m of the PS20m we spend on fostering. As these private companies charge twice what a local authority pays its own registered carers, that is more than PS5m that could be invested by the council into children's care.
HUNDREDS more foster families need to be recruited in Wales during the coming year, according to a leading fostering charity - particularly families that can care for teenagers and siblings.