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foster care,

generally, care of children on a full-time, temporary basis by persons other than their own parents. Also known as boarding-home care, foster care is intended to offer a supportive family environment to children whose natural parents cannot raise them because of the parents' physical or mental illness, the child's behavioral difficulties, or problems within the family environment, e.g., child abusechild abuse,
physical, sexual, or emotional maltreatment or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others responsible for a child's welfare. Physical abuse is characterized by physical injury, usually inflicted as a result of a beating or inappropriately harsh discipline.
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, alcoholismalcoholism,
disease characterized by impaired control over the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Alcoholism is a serious problem worldwide; in the United States the wide availability of alcoholic beverages makes alcohol the most accessible drug, and alcoholism is the most
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, extreme poverty, or crime. Such children are usually wards of the state. They may be placed by a state-approved agency in group homes, institutions (such as residential treatment centers), or with families who receive some payment toward care. The child's parents may retain their parental rights, and the child may ultimately return home. Under permanent foster care the agency has guardianship; the child may then be available for adoptionadoption,
act by which the legal relation of parent and child is created. Adoption was recognized by Roman law but not by common law. Statutes first introduced adoption into U.S. law in the mid-19th cent.
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 by the foster parents or others. Foster care can also provide a supervised setting for adults with mental or emotional disabilities who cannot care adequately for themselves. The concept of foster care has been extended in recent years to include care for elderly persons, on a fee basis, in the homes of people who are not family members.
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The connection between the teacher and student is crucial to meeting the needs of the foster child.
HB 915 would require that before a foster child could be put on psychotropic medications, his or her guardian must receive written or verbal information from a medical provider on the child's mental health condition, the expected benefits and potential negative effects of psychotropic medications used to treat that condition, and other alternatives for helping the child.
The 1999 memorandum deleted the language that foster parents cannot claim a dependency exemption for the foster child.
For the foster child, having children already within a family who foster, often means that the overall experience is positive and they can enjoy the opportunity of relating to their temporary siblings.
Crozier was acquitted on a charge of coercion of the 13-year-old and one charge of first-degree sexual abuse of a 12-yar-old foster child also in his home.
The child can't be considered a foster child since the Board of Equalization has ruled that a child whose parent lives in the home does not qualify as the foster child of the non-parent living in the home [Appeal of Michael E.
A foster child may spend more time living with a foster family than with any biologically-related family member.
Whatever the reason, the biological family almost certainly never valued school, and the foster child sees no immediate need to be there.
Finally, one teacher was a foster child herself, and several had become foster parents and were able to contribute from those perspectives as well.
This study used cross-sectional data from a larger outcome-monitoring project to describe the training received by foster (including kinship) carers in Ontario, Canada, and explore the possible links between such training and selected foster child outcomes.
They can adopt a foster child who has been in home for some time and became available for adoption.
And in 14 minutes he won't be our foster child any longer he]] be our son.