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*This letter is to serve as an example only. All information provided and connections contacted must be approved by the custodial agency.




Dear (NAME),

As you may recall, I recently contacted you regarding (CHILD NAME). As a relative, you are one the of the first people we notified regarding this sensitive and urgent situation. (Child name) is still in (social services municipality)’s custody, and as you can imagine, living with strangers in a foster home can be very challenging. I wanted to touch base with you to see if you’re still considering some ways that you can help (child’s name).

On average, foster children are placed in more than six foster homes over the course of their time in care. This instability can be detrimental to the attachment process of the child and is easily avoided by maintaining relationships and connections with stable, loving family members.

(Child’s Name) enjoys (insert activity child enjoys), (insert food child enjoys), and (insert challenge child would appreciate support in). There are many ways that you can help make an impact! [[example: Sally enjoys reading at the park, her favorite food is chicken nuggets, and she would love some help with her math homework.]]

We are still looking for a safe, stable home for (child’s name). Additionally, we’re hoping to build a small army of champions for each child. We’re confident that you can, at the minimum, be a great mentor to (child’s name)!

Please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss how you’d like to help (Child’s name).


(Social Worker Name)

(Contact information)

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