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The Honorable [name of local representative]
[Address of local representative]

Re: Why we need to feature our state’s waiting children on the Photolisting

Dear [title and name of local representative]:

As a prospective adoptive parent, I recently visited the Photolisting to find children in our state who need homes. To my amazement, I came up empty! Of the 4,000 children in foster care featured at, none were from [your state]. Each year, thousands of children age out foster care without ever having a family to call their own; yet our state is not utilizing all avenues for recruiting adoptive families. Your leadership is imperative and is respectfully requested on this important issue.

Photolisting waiting children is an effective recruitment strategy to generate interest of prospective adoptive families. The Internet has the potential to reach millions who might not have been aware children in our state need homes. Why not feature them on the Internet’s #1 adoption destination?

I ask you seriously to consider the Photolisting for the following reasons:

Because of their unique position on the Internet, the photolisting offers children awaiting adoption exposure unlike any other adoption website; it’s FREE for children in foster care; they provide a technical team to set up and maintain photolistings; all home study ready referrals are forwarded to our state adoptions team; they partner with AdoptUsKids to help families get a home study.

I urge you to become fully informed about how the Photolisting can help our state’s recruitment efforts. They can be reached at 1-800-ADOPT02 (236-7802).

With sincere appreciation,

[City, State ZIP]
[Phone number]

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