Definition of foster child in English:

foster child

noun

  • A child who has been placed in foster care.

    ‘she has cared for 13 foster children aged between three days and five years’
    • ‘Carers receive a weekly allowance from their fostering service, designed to cover the cost of looking after the foster child, together with additional expenses for birthdays and Christmas.’
    • ‘She has a 16-year-old daughter plus a foster child who is 18 years old.’
    • ‘Friends say the foster children are treated as members of the family, and go on holidays with them.’
    • ‘Already the mother of two girls, she had taken in an 18-month-old foster child who had previously suffered serious abuse.’
    • ‘He was a foster child who went to a missionary school, and so learned English perfectly before he could read any Japanese.’
    • ‘We have four other foster children.’
    • ‘The court has held that family life includes the relationship between a foster parent and a foster child.’
    • ‘She had 17 foster children over the years.’
    • ‘A former foster child himself, he had been a prominent prosecutor and president of the board of the esteemed Children's Aid Society.’
    • ‘Two of the jurors with whom I served had taken in foster children.’