Does my child write to me online through compassion.com?

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With the ability to write your child online, it seems that your child should be able to respond. If this feature already exists, how do I find or use it? If it does not exist, it would be a great thing to have. I would have a fast way of sending my child a message, while they could respond quickly. Your sponsor child should not have to wait to share their thoughts with you. Please add this feature if it does not already exist!
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Joshua Rogers

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anna

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That would be great! This way, the child could contact us in a quick way but it could still be monitored by compassion
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Garry Sagel

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It doesn't exist, and probably won't. This idea would go against some of the rules that are in place now. We aren't supposed to be friends on Facebook with our kids, and this wouldn't be that much different. Not to mention, most student centers do not have the equipment or infrastructure to do this anyway.
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Sara Hill Loggins

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I didn't know the kids actually read it online.  I thought that they printed it out and gave it to them.  It has to be translated, but I guess that could be done online,too.  That just doesn't seem very personal though.
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Hi Joshua! Although you are technically writing your child "online", all letters are printed off in Colorado and sent along with the handwritten letters to be translated and sent to your child. So the child still does receive a paper copy and unfortunately there is no way for their return letter to be sent online. Such a great idea though! It would be nice if Compassion could find a way to implement something similar in the future!
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Thanks for your thoughts and input! Your explanations clear things up a lot! 
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William Blair

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Right now Compassion is working on a program to speed up the process of sending letters to the country offices.
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Hi Joshua! Great ideas! Yes, we are working on quicker ways to communicate with your child. In fact, many centers who have computer and internet capabilities (not all centers do or will ever have this) may be able to send child information and possibly letters directly from their center to the USA office. Obviously, there are a lot of implications with this (including translation) but we are working through this now so that we can provide better quality information and quicker communication back and forth in the future. 
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