Could a $1,000 family gift bring a Step-mom and my orphaned child to move to the U.S. from Uganda?

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Katherine

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Hi Karen! No, we do not assist with sponsored children moving to the United States. Did your child write to you and tell you that she's moving?
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Karen

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No, but it would be nice if she did. I would like to adopt her if she did.
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Karen

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No, but it would be nice if she did. I would like to adopt her if she did. She lives with her step-mom who apparently does not love her. I sent a family gift, and the step-mom bought land with it and I also sent a child gift, and it does not look like Gladys, my sponsored child, did not get any gift out of the money I sent, except land for cultivation, which I have a feeling that she is making 5 year old Gladys to work on.
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Karen, it's very likely that Gladys' step-mom had Gladys in mind when purchasing land with your generous gift. When you send a gift, a staff member meets with the parents and child to counsel them in what is wisest for them to purchase. Gladys' step-mom was likely thinking about how land can be an income generator to support the family including Gladys. I'm so sorry that you will not be able to bring Gladys to the states or adopt her. I understand your heart to help her and love her, and we greatly appreciate your love for her. Compassion is a child development organization operating within the countries where Compassion-assisted children live. We want sponsored children to make a difference in their own homes, communities, cities and countries, so we do not facilitate adoption. 
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Mr. & Mrs.Hughes

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Land is a forever gift. Especially land for cultivating. Think of the food they can grow on the land. Think of the money for the family that can be earned selling the excess produce perhaps even selling it to the center where Gladys is a student! Think of the status her family has gained by becoming landowners! Perhaps with this land if worked properly, the entire family can become independent! If the land is in Gladys's name, she will inherit it. Giving her a future. With training and oversight from compassion, your gift can truly be Gladys path out of poverty. Not only now but for generations to come. Don't be angry with the step mom, be happy that she is being such a good steward of your generosity. What good would a toy be in helping her, beside the opportunity she has been given. As for her working on the land. She probably does, most kids in developing countries do. My seven year old girl buys and sells in the market. Be thankful that your Gladys is in the fresh air and sunshine
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Mr. & Mrs.Hughes

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Instead of the crowded dangerous dirty streets of the city. The people who work for compassion won't let her be overworked or miss school. They will keep an eye on the situation. Now...with that $1000.00 Buy them some seeds,to grow,goats to fertilize the land and feed the weeds to and give milk,some chickens to eat the bugs. And give eggs and meat. LOOK! THEY have a FARM! Real income and status in the community. All because of you and your loving help.

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