This brief identifies gaps in support services among foster parents using data from a nationally representative survey of children involved in the child welfare system. Access to adequate support services for foster parents is important to ensure that children in care are well nurtured. Furthermore, adequate support services are important for encouraging foster parents to continue fostering, thereby encouraging continuity of relationshipswith their foster children. Yet, little is known about the extent to which formal, and particularly, informal kinship foster parents use particular types of support services compared with nonrelative foster parents. Understandingdifferences by type of foster parent will help child welfare decision makers identify whether access to support services should be improved.