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Foster Care

Foster care is the term used to define the placement of a child (minor) into a private home, ward, group home, or other facility approved or certified by a government agency. In the United States, the placement of the child is arranged by the state government or social service agency. The state is responsible for compensation of the expenses related to caregiving for the minor child placed in foster care.

From a legal perspective, a ward is defined as a person placed under a legal guardian. A ward can be a minor or an incapacitated person, such as a ward of the court or of the state.

Foster care is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as “supervised care for orphaned, neglected, or delinquent children or for persons mentally ...

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