(a) Department means Department of Children
means the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families or
(c) Current cost of
foster maintenance care means the rates for foster or other family type homes
(excluding group homes) including regular, individualized or special rates as
established by the Department.
High risk of physical or mental disability refers to a child who does not have
a currently diagnosed physical or mental disability but a recognized authority
(licensed physician, psychiatrist or psychologist) determines that the child's
past experience and present condition or functioning indicate a probability for
developing such disability in the future.
(e) Legal dependent means a child who
qualifies as a dependent of the adoptive parent(s) under the Internal Revenue
Code or as defined by future amendments to the Internal Revenue Code.