WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
foster [sth] vtr (promote)fomentar vtr
 understandingpromover vtr
 The idea was intended to foster better relations between them.
 La idea era fomentar una mejor relación entre ellos.
foster adj (adoptive)de acogida loc adj
 No en Españade crianza loc adj
 adoptivo adj
 They were his foster parents, not his biological parents.
 Ellos eran sus padres de acogida, no sus padres biológicos.
 Eran sus padres de crianza, no sus padres biológicos.
 Ellos eran sus padres adoptivos, no sus padres biológicos.
 
Additional Translations
foster [sb] vtr (bring up)recibir en acogida loc verb
 acoger vtr
 They decided to foster the two orphans.
 Decidieron recibir en acogida a los dos huérfanos.
 Decidieron acoger a los dos huérfanos.
foster [sth] vtr (cherish)albergar vtr
 He fostered hopes of returning to his homeland.
 El albergaba esperanzas de regresar a su tierra natal.
foster [sth] vtr (encourage: an attitude)alimentar vtr
 It's important to foster independence in your child.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
foster brother n (brother by temporary adoption)hermano adoptivo temporal nm
 George is my foster brother; that's why he doesn't look like me or anyone else in the family.
 hermano de acogida nm
foster care n (short-term adoption) Españaacogida temporal nf
Note: El sistema español no funciona igual que el americano, así que los términos no son sinónimos exactamente.
 Most children who grow up in foster care are shuffled from one family to the next.
 Hay muchos niños en acogida temporal.
 Argentinaguarda nf
 La mayoría de los chicos que crecen con guarda van pasando de una familia a otra.
 Chilecolocación familiar nf
foster child n (child placed in the care of a family) Españaniño en acogida loc nom m
 She became a foster child when both of her parents went to jail.
 Argentinaniño en adopción temporal loc nom
Note: En Argentina "acogida" no sonaría bien.
foster daughter n (girl adopted temporarily) Españahija de acogida nf
 Nuestra hija de acogida era tan dulce que decidimos adoptarla.
foster father padre adoptivo nm
foster home n (child's temporary home) Españacasa de acogida nf
 Before being adopted she spent three years in a foster home.
 Antes de ser adoptada, pasó tres años en una casa de acogida.
 hogar sustituto nm
foster mother n (mother by temporary adoption) Españamadre de acogida nf
 My foster mother loved me as dearly as her own children.
 Am. Lat.madre sustituta nf
foster parent n (mother or father by temporary adoption) Españamadre o padre de acogida n
 It's not easy to be a foster parent, knowing the child could be removed at any time.
 Am. Lat.padres sustitutos nmpl
foster parents npl (temporary mother and father)padres de acogida nmpl
 Ben and Terry decided to become foster parents when they couldn't have their own children.
 Ben y Terry decidieron convertise en padres de acogida al no poder tener hijos propios.
 familia de acogida nf
 Argentinapadres de hogar sustituto nmpl
 Los padres de hogares sustitutos hacen una labor encomiable.
foster sister n (temporarily-adopted female sibling)hermana adoptiva temporal nf
 When I asked my foster sister about her parents, she said they were bad people.
 Españahermana de acogida nf
foster son n (boy adopted temporarily) Españahijo de acogida nm
 Su hijo de acogida era un trasto, pero se llevaba muy bien con toda la familia.
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