Meaning of fosterage

fos•ter•age

Pronunciation: (fô'stur-ij, fos'tur-), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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