Second Letter Engagement Template

A follow-up letter for requesting action from a family member or supporter.

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Written by Karen Coates
Updated over a week ago

*This letter is to serve as an example only. Feel free to add more or less information on the child depending on your custodial agency's guidelines. 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's first name). As a relative or connection, you are one of the first people we notified regarding this sensitive and urgent situation. (Child's first 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 first name).

On average, children in foster care 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 with stable, loving family members and connections.

(Child’s first 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 first 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 first name)!

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


(Social Worker Name)

(Contact information)

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