Childs birthdate has changed

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My sponsored child has a different birthdate! My material all had a September birthday, but today when I logged in, it now says a June birthday. Is this due to new, more accurate information?
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Jane, I'm so sorry for the confusion that the change in Iara's birthday in our records has caused. Whenever a child profile update is completed, the student center makes sure that the information we have is up to date and correct. It is not uncommon for a birthdate or name correction to occur, due to a clerical error or the family updating information previously given. In many cultures, actual birthdates are not considered to be of great significance. A mother and father may not know exactly what day their child was born; only the year and perhaps the month may be known for sure. On the day your child was registered with Compassion, the project staff may not have had a birth certificate to go by and the day of birth was a "best gues" by the parent. I'm glad that you now have Iara's correct birthday. Thank you for your understanding! We really appreciate all the love and support you have given to Iara! 

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