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Fostering is caring for someone else's child in one's own home – providing family life for a child who, for one reason or another, cannot live with his or her own parents, either on a short or a long-term basis. Foster parents/carers provide a stable family environment, nurturing the child to help him or her develop and succeed.

Ireland has had a long history of foster care, with approx 90% of the children in care at present being in general or relative foster care.