out-of-home placement.Family law. The placing of a child in a living arrangement outside the child’s home (as in foster care or institutional care), usu. as the result of abuse or neglect; specif., in a child-abuse or child-neglect case, state action that removes a child from a parent’s or custodian’s home and places the child in foster care or with a relative, either temporarily or for an extended period. Cf. FOSTER-CARE PLACEMENT.

[Blacks Law 8th]