A relative or fictive kin caregiver has the ability to pursue approval as a Department for Community Based Services' (Department/DCBS) foster parent through the relative and fictive kin service array. They may choose to pursue approval as a basic foster home and meet all standards associated with this approval type. They may also choose to pursue approval as a child specific foster home type. To support the approval of relative and fictive kin caregivers, waivers for non-safety standards may be applied in the approval of child specific foster homes. Relative and fictive kin caregivers pursing foster home approval should be encouraged to meet all standards for basic foster home approval. However, child specific approval is utilized for those families that require a waiver of training or a waiver for non-safety standards.