In this edition we talk about kinship care in the Washington area. Kinship care being the practice of relocating abused and neglected children with relatives rather than to a foster care situation that may involve living with strangers. In the District alone, some two-thirds of the children in foster care are in the care of relatives in Virginia and Maryland. That seems to be a staggering number. And in this region, it would appear everybody is dealing with the issue of kinship care somewhat differently.