Do you ever turn a sponsor down? Sometimes, I think you ought to.

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I have a big concern about integrity and sponsorship #s.I have a friend who has sponsored and dropped far over 100 children in the last year or so, chiefly with your organization. Why do you continue to allow her to sponsor large # of children at a time? She has known mental health issues. She has added & dropped upwards of 20-35 children at a time repeatedly every few months for the last year or so. Why is she able to do this over & over? She clearly has a problem; an addiction or sorts to sponsorships. If you never stop her this will never end. A huge # of children have been negatively impacted. I know the $$ is important, but couldn't you insist someone like this sponsor a very small # of children & pay ahead for a year (so you'd get the same amount of $$) or donate to CSP or something? I can't stop it, and feel helpless seeing it happen over & over. She is 'hiding' the sponsorships now, but I found her pseudonym acct on OC and I am 100% sure it is her sponsoring large numbers all over again. I may be being nosy here, but I know I am not the only concerned person in her life and nothing has worked so far. If you could put her & the children's well-being ahead of the $$ and end this vicious cycle it would be best for everyone I think. Thank you for listening.
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If this is the same person I am aware of on OC then I agree with you that there is a problem. I'm not sure what OC can really do about it...obviously something like this must be decided on a case by case basis but I do agree that something really needs to be done, if possible. My prayers are with this person and the children being affected.
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*I meant I'm not sure what CI can do about it* not OC
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While I'm not able to discuss specific accounts with you for privacy reasons, I can tell you that we do monitor this type of account. Once flagged, the sponsor would need a supervisor's permission to sponsor a child and may commonly be asked to contribute for a few months worth of sponsorship up front. It can be difficult to track a person if they choose to change their name or address, but we do our best.
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Thanks Shaina for answering this. It's good to know that Compassion does try to address this issue. I can't imagine it's easy.
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It's not for sure! :)
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It sounds to me like the sponsor herself needs help. We never know what emotional issues a person may be trying to deal with, such as depression, regret, loss, etc. But being critical of that person does not help, especially when they need help themselves. I think her very act of wanting to sponsor children shows her compassion, but she may not be emotionally or financial able to continue sponsoring them. Perhaps we should we pray for her rather than criticize her. That in itself is an act of compassion.
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Thank you. You are right. And I am sorry I posted about it.

Could my original posting be removed?

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