How to Write an Adoption Cover Letter
There is no perfect formula for an adoption letter. The truth is that your letter will be read by many expectant mothers and/or fathers who are looking for the right fit, and all of those parents are different. Some will value humor and humility, some will value directness, and some will value sentimentality. The most important thing to do is to set yourself apart as an individual (or couple) who will be a stable, loving parent and provide safety and happiness for the unborn child.
While there's no perfect way to go about that, the best thing to do is to be genuine and open. If you're uncomfortable with the process of describing yourself, say so. Describe the type of home you want to create, your relationship to your partner, where you live, what you do for a job, and what you imagine your family will look like with a new addition. While you should be polite and respectful, don't be afraid to let your voice shine through.
While there's no one way to write an adoption letter, there is a wrong way. Avoid listing characteristics that you want from a child—race, age, temperament. While that might be useful information for an adoption agency, if you're trying to get noticed and liked, being particular is not an attractive trait. It makes you seem calculating and, worse, it makes it seem like you may not love or want a child that doesn't fit a narrow mold.
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