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foster

adjective [before noun]     /ˈfɒs.tər/ US  /ˈfɑː.stɚ/
describes someone or something connected with the care of children, usually for a limited time, by someone who is not the child's legal parent: a foster care/home/child/mother She was taken into care by the local council and placed with a foster family. As a child, he had lived with a succession of foster parents.Non-blood relations
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