“Adoption assistance” means financial and medical assistance to an adoptive family to assist the family with the costs associated with the needs of the adoptive child.
“Adoption assistance state” means the state that has signed an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case.
“Medical assistance” means programs for payment of medical and remedial care provided to eligible individuals.
“Residence state” means the state in which a child who is the subject of an adoption assistance agreement is living.
“State” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a territory or possession of, or administered by, the United States. [1999 c.859 §1]