The child welfare system and communities recognize that kinship care is a valuable resource for children. These new standards acknowledge that many societal issues have brought an increasing number of children into the child welfare system. This increase of children in out-of-home care has implications for length of stay, placement stability, and reunification for all children in care. These standards address critical policy and practice issues, such as providing supports and services for children, kinship caregivers, and parents; assessing, monitoring, and supervising kinship homes; and planning for permanency for children in kinship care. Each chapter begins with a set of goals for achieving quality supports and services for children and families in kinship care. Contains recommended caseload standards.