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Letterbox contact during lockdown

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hippyhappyhoppyhuppy Sat 01-Aug-20 19:17:01

I was wondering what was happening about letterbox contact in different areas during lockdown. I sent our off in June and usually get an email acknowledgment within a few days and a response within a few week. This time we’ve had neither and I’m a bit worried that dd’s birth mum will think we haven’t bothered or will worry that all is not well with her. Any ideas?

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Weekends Sat 01-Aug-20 20:00:34


Ours has been exactly the same I'm afraid - no added Covid issues. Can you email the letter box team, and if no reply try all the agency contacts you have?

Good luck!

Weekends Sat 01-Aug-20 20:02:20

Also I always date my letters in case there's a delay so the birth family can see when I sent it in.

ifchocolatewerecelery Sat 01-Aug-20 20:45:38

Mine thanked me for my commitment as due to lockdown they weren't sending out reminders this year. We're lucky as we always get a prompt response and even with COVID we emailed ours in and received a response from birth family within 6 weeks

sunshineandskyscrapers Sat 01-Aug-20 20:50:10

Mine was in June and I received a letter confirmation that the letters had been received and would be passed on. I haven't received any letter back from birth family but that's fairly standard. I'd also agree with calling/ emailing to check. There will be someone working in some capacity. Even if they're at home they should be receiving email and probably calls too.

Patchyman1 Sat 01-Aug-20 21:44:32

We normally post ours but emailed them to letterbox this time. Acknowledged by letterbox within a week. They have a note on their email footer saying there may be a delay if you post stuff rather than email it.

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