Paper 1 focuses on prevention of LGBTQ youth entry into the foster care system. It uses a case study to illustrate the utilization of the Family Acceptance Project's (Ryan et al, 2010) evidence-informed family support strategies within a family group decision making context to prevent home removal of diverse SOGIE youth in families with child protective services (CPS) involvement. Paper 2 focuses on data collection and sharing issues related to the identification of LGBTQ youth in care. It examines barriers and promotive factors related to implementing safe and confidential identification, assessment, and recording of information about youth with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity expression (SOGIE) in the child welfare system. Finally, Paper 3 focuses on youth-caregiver relationship building strategies. It reviews findings from focus groups with LGBTQ2S youth with foster care experience, foster caregivers, and child welfare workers regarding recommended strategies for building better relationships between LGBTQ2S youth and their foster caregivers. These studies address gaps in practice knowledge regarding how child welfare systems may go about identifying LGBTQ youth in care, as well better serving children, youth, and families both at risk of and experiencing foster care placement, in a way that affirms LGBTQ identities.