Extended Family Member Law and Legal Definition

According to 25 USCS § 1903 [Title 25. Indians, chapter 21. Indian Child Welfare] the term, "extended family member" shall be as defined by the law or custom of the Indian child's tribe or, in the absence of such law or custom, shall be "a person who has reached the age of eighteen and who is the Indian child's grandparent, aunt or uncle, brother or sister, brother-in-law or sister-in-law, niece or nephew, first or second cousin, or stepparent."