(36) Ward of the State
- The term “ward of the State” means a child who, as determined by the State where the child resides, is a foster child, is a ward of the State, or is in the custody of a public child welfare agency.
- The term does not include a foster child who has a foster parent who meets the definition of a parent in paragraph (23).
(A) In general
Last modified on November 7, 2019