The inclusion of kin and extended family members in case planning expands placement and permanency options for children when in-home care is not feasible. Relatives may provide temporary care while parents are addressing the issues that brought their children into care, assume legal guardianship, or adopt their relative's children. All these options provide a safe and familiar environment and, if reunification is not possible, a permanent legal family for the children. Relatives need support during this time as it is a transition that brings challenges. Providing culturally appropriate supports and services to this specialized population will help relative and kin caregivers maintain their ability to act as a stable placement and will promote well-being for children and youth in their care.