NARA Model Foster Care Standards 

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Model Foster Care Standards

Synopsis: Developed by NARA, Generations United, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law, these national standards are the only comprehensive set licensing standards available for family foster care homes. 

Update March 27, 2018: the Model Foster Care Stands have been reviewed and revised in keeping with recommended best practices and to accommodate the enactment of new laws. These revisions include the interface of diligent best practice changes in the recommended capacity for a family foster home. See NARA's letter to Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau at the administration for Children and Families on these updates.