Canadian sponsor wanting to sponsor specific child from U.S. site

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I am an existing Compassion Canada sponsor and have never had a Compassion U.S. account. But I would like to sponsor a specific "special needs" child from the U.S. site (child ID: HO-311-0595) and have the child transferred to my Compassion Canada account. Could you please advise if this is possible?

Your earliest attention to my request would be most appreciated! Thanks so much in advance.

Blessings,

Judy Myers
Sponsor ID: CA1013652-3
direct: (403) 510-9948
email: judy_8494@hotmail.com
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Teresa Dawn

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Judy, I have done this with all three of my sponsored kids. I just sponsor them the way I normall do, and put a note in the comments to transfer them to my Canadian account and they automatically do it. (Once I forgot the note and they still did it when they saw my Canadian address). Note: It has taken anywhere from 3 days to 8 weeks for the transfer to happen and if you want to shorten it, you need to wait about a week or two and then PHONE compassion Canada. While the child will be transferred to your new account, your payment info cannot be transferred (fill it out anyways when you sponsor) so you need to verify it with Compassion Canada EVEN if you have other kids with the Canadian site.

If you do NOT phone, you have to wait until the packet arrives with a letter telling you to mail it back or phone and the child will not show up on your account until you've done so.
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Thanks for the info, Teresa. I probably should not have mentioned the specific child number of the child I wanted, as someone went in and grabbed him :-(. I keep that in mind for next time!!
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Teresa Dawn

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Judy, just because the child isn't showing up, does NOT mean someone else sponsored them. All it means is that someone clicked on his picture. When that happens, the child is removed for an hour or two to reserve them for that person in case they go ahead with the sponsorship. I find 95% of the time the children show up again on the website a few hours later. The other thing is that often kids are removed from tthe website for their packets to be brought to events etc... so if he doesn't show back up in a few hours, try calling Compassion on Monday and ask if he's sponsored or not. Quite often the answer is no.
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Ok, sounds good. I'll keep checking back on the site, and if I'm meant to sponsor him, he'll reappear!! By the way, his name was Angel, so he'd be my little "angel".
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I'm so sad!! I called the Compassion U.S. office this morning, and unfortunately someone else sponsored little Angel before me!! I guess that means it wasn't meant to be!!
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I'm so sorry Judy :(
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Thanks, Kristen! When I do go to visit Honduras, I'll make a point of going to visit Angel's project anyway and giving him a hug if they let me!