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

Spanish Engagement Letter

22 de octubre del 2018 (look up translation for month and add here)

Nombre (name of the person you are sending letter to )

Dirección (address of the person you are sending letter to)

RE: (Child’s name here)

Estimado (add family’s name) ,

Se

Soy Abogada Especial Designada (this is feminine, if you are male change word to Designado) por la Corte, para niños en cuidado de crianza de (name of agency). Nuestro programa reconoce el importante papel de la familia y las conexiones positivas en la vida de un niño. Después de una revisión cuidadosa del caso, tengo motivos para creer que usted puede estar relacionado o conectado con (child’s name) de (child’s age # ) años de edad. Como usted probablemente ya sabe (child’s first name), ha estado residiendo en hogares de crianza por cerca de (years # in care ) años en el estado de (state of jurisdiction) y actualmente está disponible para adopción. Mientras (child’s name) da este gran paso en su vida, sería maravilloso poder conectarse o reconectarse con la familia y otras personas que puedan conocer a (child’s name). Por favor, le pedimos se tome el tiempo para considerar ser un recurso para (child’s name). Esto puede ser tan simple como dar nombres de otros familiares o conexiones, proporcionar información médica familiar o historia familiar. Si está interesado en contactar directamente a (child’s name) o posiblemente ser una opción de colocación, podemos discutir el proceso de aprobación y asistencia para la que podría calificar.

Por favor, siéntase libre de responder por correo electrónico, correo o teléfono.

De antemano, gracias por el tiempo y esfuerzo que tome en reunir toda la información de (child’s name). También me disculpo si le causo algún dolor o angustia al recibir esta carta. Por favor, no dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta o si desea ayudar de alguna manera.

Sinceramente,

Your name with email and phone number

Your title

Your agency

Agency address

Agency Website

English version:

October 22, 2018

Name

Address

RE: (Name of Child)

Dear (Family member's Name),

I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate, for children in foster care at (Name of Agency). Our program recognizes the important role of family and positive connections in a child’s life. After careful review of the case record, I have reason to believe that you may be related or connected to (Age of Child) year old (Name Of Child). As you may already know, (Name of Child) has been residing in foster care for about (# of Years in FC) years in the state of (State of Jurisdiction) and is currently available for adoption. As (Name of Child) makes this next big step in life, it would be wonderful to be able to connect or reconnect with family and others that may know (Name of Child). Please take time to consider being a resource for (Name of Child). This may be as simple as giving names of other relatives or connections, providing family medical information, or providing family history. If you are interested in connecting directly with (Name of Child) or possibly being a placement option, we can discuss the approval process and assistance you might qualify for. Please feel free to respond by email, mail, or phone.

Thank you in advance for the time and effort you will spend putting together any information for (Name of Child). I also apologize for any pain or distress this letter may cause you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to help in any way.

Sincerely,

Your name & contact information (email and phone)

Your title

Your agency

Agency address

Agency website

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