'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood's daughter, Leah, is now a ward of the state of Indiana.

According to RadarOnline.com, Portwood and ex-fiance Gary Shirley appeared in an Anderson, Indiana, courtroom Tuesday afternoon for an emergency child placement hearing concerning their 2-year-old daughter.

A source says, "Leah is a ward of the state," meaning the Department of Child Services will assess Leah's living situation (she is currently staying with Shirley).

A ward of the state is an adult or child whose guardianship is determined by a judge, who appoints a government agency to oversee the child's affairs.

The Indiana Department of Child Services supervised Portwood's visit with Leah at Gary's house on Tuesday after court.