Section 9 – Legal Support for Practice and Policy

210.700 Definitions

Definitions — As used in sections 210.700 to 210.760, the following words and terms shall have the meanings indicated:

  (1)  “Child” shall mean a person under the age of eighteen years whose custody has been committed to an authorized agency by an order of a judge, or by a surrender agreement, or who has been committed temporarily to the care of an authorized agency by a parent, guardian or relative within the second degree of consanguinity.

  (2)  “Foster care” shall mean care provided a child in a foster home, a group home, agency, child care institution, or any combination thereof.

(L. 1982 H.B. 1171, et al.)

*This section was amended by S.B. 84, 2007.  Due to the contingent effective date contained in section 210.650, both versions of this section are printed.