What is another word for fosterage?

63 synonyms found


[ fˈɒstəɹɪd͡ʒ], [ fˈɒstəɹɪd‍ʒ], [ f_ˈɒ_s_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ_dʒ]

Fosterage is a somewhat outdated term that refers to the act of raising or fostering a child who is not biologically your own. There are a number of more common synonyms for this word, including adoption, fostering, parenting, nurturing, caring for, and raising. Adoption typically involves a legal process that gives a person or couple permanent custody of a child, while fostering typically involves providing temporary care for a child in need. Parenting, nurturing, caring for, and raising can all refer to the act of providing emotional and practical support for a child, regardless of whether you are biologically related to them or not.

What are the hypernyms for Fosterage?

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What are the hyponyms for Fosterage?

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Usage examples for Fosterage

Black Colin's Youth Sir Nigel Campbell, as all Highland chiefs did, sent his son to a farmer's family for fosterage.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race"
Maud Isabel Ebbutt
Her songs, her bards, her festivities, her patriarchal government, her fosterage, were left to her, Christianized and consecrated by her great apostle; clanship even penetrated into the monasteries, and gave rise later on to some abuses.
"Irish Race in the Past and the Present"
Aug. J. Thebaud
But, over and above the Irish families, which, by their alliance by marriage and fosterage with the English, retained their lands and gradually increased them, many others, natives of the soil, reentered into possession of their former territory by the withdrawal of the Anglo-Norman holders of fiefs.
"Irish Race in the Past and the Present"
Aug. J. Thebaud

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