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I am new to the sponsoring with this group and want to share a couple of disappointments or concerns.
It doesn't seem that the letter writing is functioning well in a couple areas. It is VERY disappointing that children have four months to answer and THEN the nonsense of it taking so long to process a letter. Why so long for a child to answer? Why is there not more emphasis on the other end to be involved? Why doesn't the child write monthly or in response to each letter received? I just learned that I may probably receive two letters a year! I've had better experiences with other agencies.
It also seems wrong that if we choose to send certain gifts, that "our" child may not be the one to receive it!! While I appreciate that other children/children's families may not receive a "gift", if I choose to send it would be nice if we had a choice. Sends animals? I might love to! But it wouldn't go to my sponsored child's family.
So it all comes down to that it seems as if we just contribute but do not REALLY get to develop a relationship with the child. And I haven't decided what I might do about that. I want to keep my commitment, but I don't see Compassion doing their part.