Teen Mom star Amber Portwood's daughter is now a ward of the state of Indiana, meaning her guardianship is determined by a judge and government agency.
It's the latest, most dramatic development yet in the ongoing saga of the MTV star, whose troubled, often violent life has played out on the popular MTV show.
Portwood and former fiance Gary Shirley appeared in an Anderson, Ind., courtroom Tuesday for an emergency child placement hearing concerning Leah.
It's official. Indiana has wrested control of Leah from Amber.
As the Department of Child Services assesses Leah's living situation, Leah, 2, remains under the state's control, even though she is staying with Shirley.
The Indiana Department of Child Services also supervised Amber Portwood's most recent visit with Leah at Gary's house, taking place Tuesday after court.
Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley declined to comment outside court.