How do you turn a child over to be a ward of the state?

Answer You would essentially be abandoning your child. The state is not going to turn your child away, however, you could have criminal charges for child abandonment filed against you. The state will like... Read More »

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What is a ward of the state?

When a person is unable to take responsibility for his own care, he is deemed a ward of the state in which he lives. Some states refer to it as a ward of the court. The state, through the courts, t... Read More »

What do you need to do to sign the rights to your child over to the state of Illinois?

In general, parental rights are terminated either preparatory to an adoption, or after a trial in which it is determined that the parent is unfit. In any case, termination of parental rights does ... Read More »

Is someone on disability a ward of the state?

Texas does not have a state mandated short term disability insurance program. In order to qualify for benefits, you must apply for supplemental short term disability before you conceive.

Can I get a PLUS loan if my daughter was a ward of the state?

PLUS loans are student loans available to biological or adoptive parents for the purpose of financing a dependent child's education. A ward of the state is not a dependent of her biological parents... Read More »