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American Sign Language: "foster"

The sign for foster as in "foster parents" is done by using the sign "FALSE."

I know that seems "harsh" but that is just the way the sign is done by most of us Deaf folks.
It isn't meant to be an insult or anything.

To do the sign for "false," move your "Index finger" past your nose. Your index finger doesn't touch the nose, it just comes close.
Your index finger doesn't touch the nose, it just comes close. The movement can be in the wrist or it can be more in the elbow as I show here.  The movement is NOT in the knuckle.


Sample sentence: Do you like true/false tests?

Also see: FALSE


If you mean "foster" as in "support," see: SUPPORT
If you mean "foster" as in "encourage," see: ENCOURAGE


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