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Foster home care

LC control 85051033
Topical headingFoster home care
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Variant(s)Child placing
Foster care, Home
Foster family care
Fosterage (Foster home care)
Fostering (Foster home care)
See alsoChild care services
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Child welfare
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Children--Institutional care
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Group homes
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Found inKühlmann, U. Die irische Ziehkindschaft im europäischen Kontext, 2017: p. 9 (fosterage in Ireland, a system for the rearing of children)
Merriam-Webster Online, viewed 22 May 2017 (Fosterage: the act of fostering; a custom once prevalent in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland of entrusting one's child to foster parents to be brought up)
History Ireland website, viewed 22 May 2017: Spring 1997 Features page (Fosterage in the past was a form of child-rearing)
Wikipedia, viewed 22 May 2017 (Fosterage, the practice of a family bringing up a child not their own, differs from adoption in that the child's parents, not the foster-parents, remain the acknowledged parents. In many modern western societies foster care can be organised by the state to care for children with troubled family backgrounds, usually on a temporary basis. In many pre-modern societies fosterage was a form of patronage)