A situation in which, for a period of time, a child lives with and is cared for by people who are not the child's parents. According to the most recent federal data, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States, and they range in age from infant to 21 years old. While the goal of foster care is to return the child to his or her birth family, many of these children are now OR will become available for permanent adoption.
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