Correspondent child question

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What happens to the relationship between a correspondent child an a correspondent sponsor if the financial sponsors begins to write letters?
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Luis Jr Herrera

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KristenH, Champion

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If the financial sponsor decides to start writing letters them the correspondent is not able to anymore. It is a possibility and I know a sponsor that it's happened to, but I think it's more of a risk that the financial sponsor drops te sponsorship than have them want to take up writing again.
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Luis! Basically, if the financial sponsor cancels the sponsorship or decides to start writing again, we would let you know. If the sponsor is canceling, we would give you the option to take over the full sponsorship. However, the right to write letters to the child is reserved for each financial sponsor unless the sponsor indicates that they do not want to write. 
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David Robinson

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Are people that don't write asked to give up correspondence ?
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi David! We send reminders to correspondent sponsors who we've noticed haven't written in a while. If it has been over a year, and the correspondent sponsor has not written their correspondent sponsor, we will ask another volunteer to write to the child. 
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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David, I just realized that you might be asking if financial sponsors were asked to give up writing their children. We suggest having a correspondent sponsor assigned if a financial sponsor shares with us that they are having significant trouble writing to their child or if we notice that it has been a while since their last letter. However, we will never force financial sponsors to have letter writers assigned to write to their children. It is always the right of the financial sponsor to write letters to their child unless they give expressed permission otherwise.
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David Robinson

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Thanks Susan. I was just wondering how that worked. I have a few Sponsors that I signed up that unfortunately don't write no matter how much I encourage. Maybe a reminder from Compassion will help with that. I appreciate it.
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Karen

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I would really hope that if a financial sponsor does not write, that they would be kind hearted enough to allow someone else to write to that child.  I feel really sorry for the children who do not get mail.  I cannot fathom how disappointed they must be when others around them are getting letters and treasures from their sponsors.  I remember how excited I was as a child to get mail and my circumstances did not compare to the children in the Compassion programs.  

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