Meaning of foster father in English:

foster father


  • A man in relation to the child or children whom he is fostering.

    ‘his foster father was a particularly strong influence on him’
    • ‘Orphaned as a child, he was disinherited by his wealthy foster father and felt severely alienated through all his adult life.’
    • ‘He was taught by our foster father, but the books he used were from our biological father.’
    • ‘My foster father let me stay until I went to college the next fall’
    • ‘Darren's foster father told of the family's relief at being reunited.’
    • ‘His commander and foster father had lost sight of him in the confusion of war.’
    • ‘The man was a sort of foster father to my friend.’
    • ‘His foster father stayed with him in the ward day and night.’
    • ‘Her foster father made cards to help her memorize numbers and new words.’
    • ‘Sophia spent her first 11 months with a loving foster father and mother who had two daughters and one son.’
    • ‘He feels genuine gratitude and affection for his foster father.’