This chart provides information on foster home licensing standards and procedures for all 50 states. Highlights include: Only 15 states require kin to meet the same licensing requirements as non-kin foster parents. In 23 states, child welfare agencies waive licensing standards (most often training) they require of all non-kin foster parents. 20 states (including 7 states that waive certain non-kin standards) have a separate, less stringent licensing process for kin than they have for non-kin.
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