Can someone from Canada sponsor a child that I am advocating for in the US?

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Hello, on occasion I have found sponsors for children that I am advocating for on social media (Facebook, etc.)  If have a child packet, can someone from Canada sponsor that child?  I have several friends and family members that are Canadian.  If so, do I still send the sponsorship card to the same address in the US? I am located in the US and usually get my child packets from my relationship manager or the Advocate website through Release 3 or something.
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Douglas! That's a great question. Someone from Canada can sponsor a child we have on hold here in the U.S., we just have to do a partner country transfer for that child from the U.S. to Canada, so it's a bit longer of a process.
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You mention "a child we have on hold here".  Is a child placed "on hold" when I get a child packet?  Or is that something I need to do to put the child on hold?

Secondly, do I still send the sponsorship card to Colorado Springs along with any US sponsored child packets?  Also, do I need to do anything before sending the child packet in to alert the office that you'll need to do a "partner country transfer"?

Thank you very much!
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When a child is sent out to an event, they are pulled off the website for a particular length of time. Somewhere in the packet there should be a note to return the sponsorship card by (date). That date has to do with the date the child is on hold until.

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