Re: Claiming a Foster Child
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You can claim Foster children as a dependents as long as they are placed in your care by a placement agency, court order, or any government agency.

Five tests must be met for a child to be your qualifying child. The five tests are:

Relationship
Age
Residency
Support
Joint return
In your case as long as you were ordered by a government agency to care for the child(ren) you have passed the Relationship test,

The Age requirements are as follows

Under age 19 at the end of the year and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly),
A student under age 24 at the end of the year and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), or
Permanently and totally disabled at any time during the year, regardless of age.
The Residency requirement is also met because the child was under your care and financial support for more than half of the year.  6/29 - 12/31/19 is 185 days.

To meet the Support test the child cannot provide more than half of her support for the period in question.

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