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*This email 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’ve recently reached out on behalf of the (social services municipality) in regards to (child’s name). As I noted before, we have identified you as a relative of (child’s name) and are still looking for a safe and reliable home for (him or her). I wanted to touch base with you to see if you’re still considering some ways that you can help (child’s name). As a relative, you were one the of the first people we notified regarding this sensitive and urgent situation. As you can imagine, living with strangers in a foster home can be very challenging.

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. 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)!

(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.]]

Please let me know if you’re able to help with (child’s name). I’d be glad to answer any questions you might have.


(Social Worker Name)

(additional contact information)

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