fosterage

fosterage

[faw-ster-ij, fos-ter-]
noun
1.
the act of fostering or rearing another's child as one's own.
2.
the condition of being a foster child.
3.
an act of promoting or encouraging: The board will undertake the fosterage of our new project.

Origin:
1605–15; foster + -age

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fosterage (ˈfɒstərɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the act of caring for or bringing up a foster child
2.  the condition or state of being a foster child
3.  the act of encouraging or promoting

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