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 for fosterage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fosterage \Fos"ter*age\ (?; 48), n.
     The care of a foster child; the charge of nursing. --Sir W.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: encouragement; aiding the development of something [syn:
           fostering, fosterage]
      2: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the
         community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more
         important" [syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering,
         fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "fosterage":
     abetment, advocacy, aegis, auspices, backing, care, championship,
     charity, countenance, encouragement, favor, goodwill, guidance,
     interest, patronage, seconding, sponsorship, sympathy, tutelage

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