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22nd Apr '18 12:22:44 PM nombretomado
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* Pre-reboot, [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]] ran away from abusive foster parents and wound up living on the street. (In early stories it was an EvilUncle.) Since the reboot the dynamic has changed so he lives with a happy foster family and ''he's'' the [[KnightInSourArmor sour one]].

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* Pre-reboot, [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]] ran away from abusive foster parents and wound up living on the street. (In early stories it was an EvilUncle.) Since the reboot the dynamic has changed so he lives with a happy foster family and ''he's'' the [[KnightInSourArmor sour one]].
21st Apr '18 5:14:54 PM Illa
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* The titular character in ''Literature/TheGreatGillyHopkins'' is currently in the system.

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* The titular character in Creator/KatherinePaterson's novel ''Literature/TheGreatGillyHopkins'' is currently in the system.system.
* In ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'', the Papadakises foster Lou [=McNally=], and her older brother is with another foster family. When they go to live with their aunt and uncle, Lou receives ''The Great Gilly Hopkins'' as one of her going-away presents.




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* There are some foster kids in Creator/JacquelineWilson’s books:
** Tracy in ''Literature/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker'' has been in two foster homes.
** April, the title character of ''Literature/DustbinBaby'', has been in several foster homes. The novel might briefly refer to Tracy, and also shows Tanya, a foster kid from ''Bad Girls''.
** In ''Literature/TheIllustratedMum'', [[spoiler:Dolphin and later Star end up in a foster home.]]
* In ''The Unicorn Club'' (a spin-off of ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh''), Mary Wallace used to be in foster care, [[spoiler:and Ellie is temporarily there]].
* Book I of Rosa Guy’s novel ''Edith Jackson'' (part of a trilogy) is titled ''The Foster Family''.
* Bailey in Patricia Hermes’ novel ''Heads, I Win''.
20th Apr '18 1:02:27 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Fanfic/MotionPractice'' series, which recasts various Marvel superheroes as lawyers, Bruce Banner's area of expertise is child protection law, so he deals with foster children several times. During the course of the series, he also takes on foster children himself. He's a good foster parent; some of the others we hear about, less so.
28th Mar '18 5:32:18 PM LavonPapillon1
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* The Teen Titans from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'' are portrayed as being super-powered children at a foster home, each of the members being portrayed like troubled teens who are unable to be with their families due to either being orphaned (like with Raven and Beast Boy) or their super-powered situations making their presence too dangerous for their families (like with Blue Beetle), with the young-adult Starfire acting as [[TeamMom their caretaker]] at Titans Tower.
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6th Feb '18 7:27:41 PM DesertDragon
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** Emma Swan, due to being found on the side of the road. She was taken in by a couple who gave her up after they had a baby of their own, and she grew up a ward of the state. Her experience was very negative, and as an adult she starts out prickly and unwilling to form attachments to anyone. She [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] as the series goes on. It's later revealed that she was nearly HappilyAdopted by [[spoiler: Ingrid the Snow Queen]], but her memories of that were erased. It's worth pointing out that Emma's situation requires a great deal of ArtisticLicense. In the real world, a healthy white baby with no listed family is the Holy Grail of the adoption system. Baby Emma would have had infertile couples across Massachusetts fighting to adopt her by proving to the courts that they could provide the best home for her. She would have grown up wanting for nothing.[[/note]]

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** Emma Swan, due to being found on the side of the road. She was taken in by a couple who gave her up after they had a baby of their own, and she grew up a ward of the state. Her experience was very negative, and as an adult she starts out prickly and unwilling to form attachments to anyone. She [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] as the series goes on. It's later revealed that she was nearly HappilyAdopted by [[spoiler: Ingrid the Snow Queen]], but her memories of that were erased. It's [[note]]It's worth pointing out that Emma's situation requires a great deal of ArtisticLicense. In the real world, a healthy white baby with no listed family is the Holy Grail of the adoption system. Baby Emma would have had infertile couples across Massachusetts fighting to adopt her by proving to the courts that they could provide the best home for her. She would have grown up wanting for nothing.[[/note]]
6th Feb '18 7:26:58 PM DesertDragon
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* Kevin on the US version of ''Series/{{Shameless}}'' was one when he was younger, which causes him to be eager to subsequently foster a 13 year old girl named Ethel who had been removed from [[{{Squick}} a polygamous cult whose leader had married her at 11 and had sex with her enough times to give her a son]]

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* Kevin on the US version of ''Series/{{Shameless}}'' was one when he was younger, which causes him to be eager to subsequently foster a 13 year old girl named Ethel who had been removed from [[{{Squick}} a polygamous cult whose leader had married her at 11 and had sex with her enough times to give her a son]]son]],



** Emma Swan, due to being found on the side of the road. Her experience was very negative, and as an adult she starts out prickly and unwilling to form attachments to anyone. She [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] as the series goes on. It's later revealed that she was nearly HappilyAdopted by [[spoiler: Ingrid the Snow Queen]], but her memories of that were erased.

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** Emma Swan, due to being found on the side of the road. She was taken in by a couple who gave her up after they had a baby of their own, and she grew up a ward of the state. Her experience was very negative, and as an adult she starts out prickly and unwilling to form attachments to anyone. She [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] as the series goes on. It's later revealed that she was nearly HappilyAdopted by [[spoiler: Ingrid the Snow Queen]], but her memories of that were erased. It's worth pointing out that Emma's situation requires a great deal of ArtisticLicense. In the real world, a healthy white baby with no listed family is the Holy Grail of the adoption system. Baby Emma would have had infertile couples across Massachusetts fighting to adopt her by proving to the courts that they could provide the best home for her. She would have grown up wanting for nothing.[[/note]]
5th Feb '18 2:08:00 PM nighttrainfm
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* After the events of their miniseries, most of the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} ended up in Foster care (except for Molly, who went to an ComicBook/XMen run [[OrphanageOfLove orphanage]] instead). While they were all treated well enough, they all decided that, after what they went through, they really cant go back to normal life. That, combined with the fact that [[FireForgedFriend they had all gotten]] [[TrueCompanions extremely close,]] inspired them to run away [[AndTheAdventureContinues all over again.]]

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* After the events of their miniseries, most of the ComicBook/{{Runaways}} ended up in Foster foster care (except for Molly, who went to an ComicBook/XMen run [[OrphanageOfLove orphanage]] instead). While they were all treated well enough, they all decided that, after what they went through, they really cant couldn't go back to normal life. That, combined with the fact that [[FireForgedFriend [[FireForgedFriends they had all gotten]] [[TrueCompanions extremely close,]] inspired them to run away [[AndTheAdventureContinues all over again.]]
22nd Dec '17 8:31:26 AM Malady
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* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] and ComicBook/LoisLane had a foster son, Chris, who was HappilyAdopted. Arguably doesn't count, however, since he was actually a Kryptonian stranded on Earth and the legal work was actually forged by Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* Pre-reboot, [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]] ran away from abusive foster parents and wound up living on the street. (In early stories it was an EvilUncle.) Since the reboot the dynamic has changed so he lives with a happy foster family and ''he's'' the [[KnightInSourArmor sour one]].

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* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] and ComicBook/LoisLane had a foster son, Chris, who was HappilyAdopted. Arguably doesn't count, however, since he was actually a Kryptonian stranded on Earth and the legal work was actually forged by Franchise/{{Batman}}.
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* Pre-reboot, [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]] ran away from abusive foster parents and wound up living on the street. (In early stories it was an EvilUncle.) Since the reboot the dynamic has changed so he lives with a happy foster family and ''he's'' the [[KnightInSourArmor sour one]].



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* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'': One of the last episodes of the series, Season 8's "Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown," sees Sam get into a fight with another kid who is a foster child, the fight borne out of the boy's extreme envy and jealousy of Sam's posh life. Willis reminds Sam that he and Arnold could easily have ended up in foster care (either temporarily staying with families or living in group homes), but it was averted when Mr. Drummond took them in and adopted them. By episode's end, Mr. D – who is being featured on a TV series – uses his opportunity to encourage the adoption of older children.

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* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'': One of the last episodes of the series, Season 8's "Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown," sees Sam get into a fight with another kid who is a foster child, the fight borne out of the boy's extreme envy and jealousy of Sam's posh life. Willis reminds Sam that he and Arnold could easily have ended up in foster care (either temporarily staying with families or living in group homes), but it was averted when Mr. Drummond took them in and adopted them. By episode's end, Mr. D who is being featured on a TV series uses his opportunity to encourage the adoption of older children.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Daniel Jackson has this as a part of his backstory. Specifically, his parents were killed in a freak accident (which he witnessed) when he was about eight years old, and his only living relative was his maternal grandfather, who refused to take him in because he felt he was too busy to raise a child. Beyond this, the details are unclear — we don't know how his relationships with his foster families were — but based on his relationships later in life he never considered himself to have a family until his team stepped in and filled that role.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Daniel Jackson has this as a part of his backstory. Specifically, his parents were killed in a freak accident (which he witnessed) when he was about eight years old, and his only living relative was his maternal grandfather, who refused to take him in because he felt he was too busy to raise a child. Beyond this, the details are unclear we don't know how his relationships with his foster families were but based on his relationships later in life he never considered himself to have a family until his team stepped in and filled that role.



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* Hannah Johnson, from HeroesSaveTheWorld. She's been moved to a new home more than once by the time that the story starts.

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24th Nov '17 7:11:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* Jessie from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' was a foster child due to her mother Miyamoto [[GiveHimANormalLife wanting her to have a normal life]] while she made enough money in Team Rocket to support her. Jessie's life as a foster kid wasn't particularly remarkable but it wasn't bad either, [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood just pitiful like the rest of her youth]].
22nd Nov '17 8:59:36 AM AdelePotter
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* Dee's love interest, James, in ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'', entered foster care at a young age, and aged out without being adopted. He's relatively well-adjusted, all things considered, but his lack of a real support system lays the groundwork for his role in the plot.
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