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You were born in Wakefield on Tuesday, 11 May 2001 at approximately 8.00 am. When I visited the hospital later that same morning I saw you beside your birth mother’s bed in your own cot. You were a very alert baby already aware of what was going on around you, and with a plentiful head of mid-brown hair.
Be careful to give only first names for all birth relatives and do not use addresses or other identifying information. Be mindful about the amount of information you include, it should be long enough for the child to know what happened to their siblings, but remember that the child is the focus of the letter. I am writing this letter to you so that you can understand a bit about your past, the reasons why you were adopted and how you came to live with your mother and father and became Abbie Wood. I wrote this letter when you were little and I have tried to think of the questions that you may have when you are older and I hope I haven’t left anything out. Acknowledge that it might be difficult for the your person to read the letter and that they can ask of help from their adoptive parents while reading it.
I was the person who helped arrange for you to live with your mother and father. As stated earlier, in very difficult situations it is a good idea to have 2 letters. Below you can find some suggestions on what information you should include in the letter and how to do it. Please avoid copying information from the social work documents; the letter needs to be personal to the child. There are different ways of compiling Later Life Letters, and in each case the written style of the social worker and the information available will be different. The Later Life Letter is written by child’s social worker, and will be given to child when they are considered old enough by their adoptive parent.
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The letter can be personalised by the social worker who knew the birth parents and the child at the time of the placement. There will already be enough information to help the social worker to structure the events that led the child to be placed for adoption. However the key thing about the later life letter is that it gives the opportunity to explain these events in a more personal way so it could give the child an overview of their early life experiences. Use the term ‘birth mother/father’ to avoid confusion with adoptive parents.
Your birth mother, Mary, told me that your birth had been a straightforward delivery without any complications. She also told me that your birth father, John, had been with her in the delivery room when you were born. My name is Lucy you can find a photo of me in your life story book, and I was your social worker were you were little. A social worker is someone who helps parents to look after their children and if they cannot do that, find new parents for those children.
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The letter is a good opportunity for the social worker to include personal anecdotes and comments about the child, from their own experience or/and from the experiences of other important people in the child’s life . This personal touch can help the child to understand that they were important and valued. A Later Life Letter is written by the child’s social worker to a child who is being adopted, with the aim of helping the child understand their past, increase their self-esteem and strengthen their resilience. The letter is given to prospective adopters at the latest within 10 working days of the adoption ceremony and is intended to be read by/to the child, at an appropriate time in the future. If not already written, a draft of the letter should be presented at the pre order meeting.
Thus, more detailed and sensitive information should be included in the Later Life letter as the letter will be shared with the child at a later age when they are emotionally able to understand and deal with the information. The Later Life Letter gives the child an explanation of why he/she was adopted and the reasons and actions that led up to this decision being made. This should include, whenever possible, the people involved in this decision, and the facts at that time. You must be aware of the pain and anger that may have been around then, and this needs to be reflected in the letter. The child needs to know what happened to their brothers and sisters, who care for them, and if relevant, why there is no contact.
Decades after setting the study of Paul on a profoundly new footing with Paul and Palestinian Judaism , E. P. Sanders now offers an expansive introduction to the apostle, navigating some of the thorniest issues in scholarship in language accessible to the novice and seasoned scholar alike. He also gives sustained attention to a historical sketch of Paul’s context, particularly Second Temple Judaism, in order to set comparisons of Paul and that context on solid ground. All of the letters are carefully introduced in a text that will prove a worthy guide to the student and interested reader.