You have been matched with a child from Korea! How exciting…but now what? It’s never too soon to start making a connection with your child before you travel for the first time to meet him. Care packages are a popular and effective way to begin a relationship with your child. Here are a few tips on what to include in the package.
- Letter to the foster mother
Thank the foster mother for taking such good care of your child and tell her a bit about your family such as your home, extended family, pets, hobbies, etc.
- Gift for the foster family
It does not have to be a large, expensive gift but smaller items such as vitamins, body lotions, candies, scarves.
- Photo Album for your child
Include shots of your home, family, pets, etc.
- A USB drive with a video of your family
The foster family can also take photos and videos and send them to you. Or a link to an unlisted YouTube video of your family.
- Small stuffed animal
this can be a soft toy that your child can cuddle with and remember it is from you while they wait for the first meeting.
A few cute outfits for your child. Based on recent reports you can calculate the right size.
- Recordable story book
Record your voices reading the pages.
Where should I send the package?
The package can be sent directly to New Beginnings, 87 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, NY 11501.
What are the size requirements for the package?
No bigger than a USP medium Priority Mail box.