18 yr old sponsored child

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One of my children turned 18 last November. Previous sponsored children have been taken away at 18. I was delighted to continue with Rona T but don't understand what to expect now, and sad that the same opportunity had not been offered for my husband's child Franklin G... how does this work now??
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Suzanne Durheim

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Debbie Skacel Tovar

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Up until about a year ago, each country had a different graduation age, between 18 and 22.  Now all countries are 22, with the exception of Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua which are still 18.  There are a few of the older kids that might have a different age listed.  If you go to your online account, it will list their supposed graduation date.  Of course, they might leave the program early because of work out of the city they are in, or they get married, etc. etc.  If your husband would like an older child, look on the Compassion website, as there are usually many kids listed all the way up to age 20.
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Hi Suzanne, I'm so sorry for the confusion about the different completion ages. Thank you Debbie! It's correct that most of our countries completion ages are 22 years old. Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are 18 years old, and the Dominican Republic is 20 years old. The countries mostly choose their own completion age which is why they are a little different. I'm sorry your husband didn't get a chance to have Franklin longer, but I'm sure that Franklin's life has been positively impacted. I'm so glad that you can continue your relationship with Rona! 

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