Can I be added to the waiting list for a correspondent child?

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Hello,

Can I be added to the list for two more correspondent children?

Thanks!
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Hi Loryn! As you requested, I have added you to the waiting list for two more correspondent children. 
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Hi Susan! Could I be added to the list for 5 more correspondent children? Thank you!
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Emily

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Hello Loryn! Yes, as requested, I have added you to the waiting list for 5 more children to write to! Thank you for investing in their lives and encouraging children through letters! 
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I am on the waiting list for a correspondent child, but I have a question. How will I be notified that I have been paired with a child to write to? Will it be through an email or something similar?
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Hi, Lindsee! They'll show up on your inline account with the rest of your kids. On the "My sponsorship" tab they'll be mixed in with the rest and on the " Account Summary" tab will be broken out into financially sponsored kids and correspondence kids. You'll also receive the little booklet for them in the mail. There is no email notification as far as I've experienced.
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Thanks! :)
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Loryn Dion

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Thanks Susan! I really love the correspondent program. It's so great. :)
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Brandy Fisher

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Hi Susan,
   Could you please add me to the waiting list for 5 more correspondence children! Thank you! 
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Hi Brandy! As you requested, I just added you to the waiting list for five more correspondent children. :)
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Hi could I also be added for 5 more correspondence children please?
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Susan

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My pleasure! I just added you to the waiting list for five more correspondent children. 
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Jacqueline McGrath

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Thank you:)
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MAY I PLEASE BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST FOR 3 MORE CORRESPONDENT KIDS. AND I WAS ALREDY ON THE LIST FOR THREE SO COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHERE AND ABUT HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE ? THANKS!
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Hi Marcy! I'm so sorry you have had to wait so long for these three correspondent children! Thank you for your patience! It sounds like you are anxious to write letters to more children. We sure appreciate your desire to write to and encourage children in need! 

There are many factors that go into how quickly you will receive a correspondent child, including how many correspondent children you currently have, how specific your request was, when you requested, and how many financial sponsors decide to make their child available for a correspondent at any given time. Because of this, I am regrettably not able to estimate how long it could take for you to receive a correspondent child. It looks like you submitted your original request (also I actually have you on the list for four children) on July 31. Because you have been waiting a little over a month, and you requested the gender of the child only, I would guess that you will receive at least one child soon. However, I really can't predict when and how many, and which children will become available for this program. As you requested, I have added you to the list for an additional three children. 
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Hi, Susan.

I was going to ask for 3 more, but I'll go with the trend and go all in for 5. I have to say, I almost find it more fulfilling to be a correspondent than a financial sponsor...at least in a different way. I won't step up on my soapbox but I can't imagine the hurt some kids must feel knowing they have a sponsor, but one who doesn't want to have anything to do with them. I have a friend who was a sponsored child when she was young and had a "sponsor daddy" who she says just made her feel unwanted by his disregard. Ok...so maybe just a big toe on the soapbox. 5 more, please : )
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I completely agree, Lindsay! The letter writing is such an important aspect of our program! Often the words of encouragement and even just knowing that an adult is invested in each child's life helps them to set higher goals for themselves and have higher confidence. When the child works harder and believes in themselves, they are more likely to be released from poverty. This is why we came up with the correspondence program. We believed in the power of letters in a child's life and noticed that there were those who love to write and those who do not. We wanted to make the connection so that maybe more kiddos would receive loving letters. I just added you to the list for five (!) more children. :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
correspondent list.


Could you add me to the correspondent list for three more children? My sponsor number is 3297568. 
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Hi Marissa! I just added you to the waiting list as you requested. :)
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Hey Susan.  Could I be added to the list for 3 more correspondence children, specifically girls from Central America countries?  My sponsor number is 2343064.  Thanks!
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Hi Alan! I just added you to the waiting list to write to three girls from Central America. 
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Please add me for two kids...2527556-3
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Hi Barbara! As you requested, I just added you to the correspondent waiting list for two children to write to. As soon as children become available for this program, we will send you their packets. 
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I was telling my mom about about this, and she would like to be added the correspondent waiting list. My mom's name is Lori Vogler.
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Hi Mandy! Does she currently sponsor a child on her own? If not, please have her email me her contact information to socialmedia@compassion.com. Then I'll setup an account for her and add her to the waiting list for a correspondent child. 
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I sent an email with my mom's contact information. She does not sponsor a child.
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Wonderful! I'll setup an account and add her to the list. :)
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Hello! Can I please be added to the list for 3 more correspondence children? Thank you very much!
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Hi Caity Rose! I just added you to the list for 3 more children to write to. 
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I'm sure enjoying the correspondence program.  Could I be on the list for two more kids?  Beverly S Sponsor ID US 3185061.  Thank you.
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Hi Beverly! As you requested, I just added you to the list for two more kids to write to. :)
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I would love to be added to the list as well. I'll start small though with just one correspondence child if that's ok. My sponsor number is 3417161. Thanks!


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Hi! I would love to be added to the correspondence list too, for 3 children. I'm from Australia though and have an Australian account, would this matter? Thank you :)
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Hi Jess! Go ahead and contact our Compassion Australia office because you have an account with them and they will be happy to set you up with a correspondent child! You can email them at compassion@compassion.com.au and provide them with your sponsor number so they can access your account. If they do not have any available right now, please let us know and we can create an account for you here in the United States.
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Hi again, I sent an email to this address a week ago and still haven't received a reply :( are you able to create a US account for me please? I'd love to be put on the list for 3 girls from South America :) Thank you so much!
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Jess, I am sorry you haven't received a response from the Australia office yet. They may be experiencing a backlog of some sort in responding to emails. We would be happy to create a US account for you and place you on the correspondent waiting list. :) Thank you for wanting to love on these sweet children! For your security, we don't want your information to be posted on this web page. Please email us your full contact information including address, email, and phone number, at ciinfo@us.ci.org. In the email, please include that you want to correspond with 3 children and provide any country, gender, or age preferences. Once we receive this, we will create an account for you in our office and you will be placed on the waiting list for 3 children. You will receive information in the mail on your new children as soon as they become available! :)
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Thank you so much for your help! :)
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Thank you so much Emily!
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You are welcome Jess! :) Thank you for wanting to encourage and love a child through letters, it means the world to them. Have a blessed day! 
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I'm wondering if there is a link that I can check out to learn more about becoming a correspondent. The idea seems fantastic, but I would still like to know more. I love writing letters to my sponsor child and always wish I could sponsor more, but I'm unable to. If more information is possible that would be great because this seems like something I would really like to do.
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Hi Samantha! Regrettably, this program is not officially advertised and it is run very manually. I do not have a link to refer you to but if you have any specific questions, we'd be happy to answer them for you here. :)
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Hi, Samantha! I asked essentially the same question awhile back and found that there isn't any official site or information page dedicated to the correspondence program. The employees of Compassion have been great at answering my questions that pop up, and I've found the letter writing to be exceptionally rewarding. I, too, cannot manage to sponsor more financially without having to rework a lot of things so I've found this to be a fantastic way to offer more without spending more.
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Could I be added to the correspondence list, also? 3 more would be a good number for me to ask for as I have many kids I already write to. My sponsor number is 3149462! Thanks!
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Hi Kaitlyn! I just added you to the waiting list for 3 more children to write to. :)
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Could I be added to the list for a child from BF? Thanks!
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Hi Kristen! As you requested, I just added you to the waiting list for a child from Burkina Faso. 
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Hi, Susan! Just a heads up- I gave the SocialMedia email out to some friends of mine from the west coast who are interested in corresponding with a child. I hope I followed the right procedure! If not, let me know and I'll pass along the message.
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Lindsay, that is not a problem at all. :) Thanks for advocating for these children. They love getting letters and so if you know people who want to encourage a child through letters, we are happy to put them on the list! They can either post on this site, call one of our representatives, or email us and we can process their request. Please just let them know that we do need their full contact information in the email so that we can create an account for them. 
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Hello! I was wondering if I could be put on the waiting list for 3 for the correspondence list to write to children. I cannot financially support any more children but I would love to be able to write to them! It was fun to write to my little girl in Indonesia so I would love to write to at least one more girl from there. Is it possible I could have two more girls as well from Asian countries? Thank you! :) this is so cool!
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Hi Maria! I see you just recently started sponsoring Shalom in Indonesia! Thank you so much for investing in her life and although we have not yet received the first letter you wrote to her, I know she will be so excited to hear from you! As requested, I have added you to the waiting list to correspond with 3 children. The requirement to be a correspondent is a commitment to write at least three times each year to each child. Thank you for wanting to encourage and bless these sweet girls in such a tangible way! 
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That is no problem. I actually wrote to Shalom online yesterday so I'm not sure how long it takes to get to you guys. I'm definitely willing to write more than 3 times a year. Will you guys email me once the 3 new girls are available to write to or should I just check my account online frequently? How does that work? Thanks :)
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Hi Maria! As soon as a child becomes available for this program, we will send you their packet in the mail. However, the child's photo and information will appear on your online account sooner, so you may want to check back every once in a while. You might not get all three girls at the same time, but we will keep you on the waiting list until you have all three. 
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So helpful! Thank you :)
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How long does it normally take to receive correspondence children after you have been put on the list?
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Hi Marissa! The wait time can vary from a few weeks to a couple of months based on the number of requests we have. Currently, our correspondent waiting list has over 200 requests, so it could take some time before you get a child. I do want to encourage you however, that you will remain on the list until you get a child to write. :) We are so blessed to have such a large number of you wanting to love on children through letters, thank you!

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