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Descriptor in English: Child, Foster
Descriptor in Spanish: Niño Acogido
Descriptor in Portuguese: Criança Acolhida
Descriptor in French: Enfant placé en famille d'accueil
Entry term(s): Children, Foster
Foster Child
Foster Children
Foster Youth
Foster Youths
Youth, Foster
Youths, Foster
Tree number(s): M01.107
Scope note: Individual who is unable to live safely with his or her family, usually due to abuse or neglect in the family home.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ED education
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
History Note: 2018
See also the descriptors: Foster Home Care MeSH
DeCS UI: 57323
Descriptor UI: D000073921
Date Established: 2018/01/01
Date of Entry: 2017/07/11
Revision Date: 2017/12/08
Child, Foster - Preferred
Concept UI M000624998
Scope note Individual who is unable to live safely with his or her family, usually due to abuse or neglect in the family home.
Preferred term Child, Foster
Entry term(s) Children, Foster
Foster Child
Foster Children
Foster Youth
Foster Youths
Youth, Foster
Youths, Foster



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