Haven't heard from my sponsored child in six months?

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Haven't heard from my sponsored child in over 6+ months. Sent a Christmas and Birthday gift. Have no idea if they even received?? Other people from my church are in contact with their sponsored child every few months. Not sure if my sponsorship is even making a difference at this point?
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If you email Compassion im sure they would be happy to make a field request!
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Sounds fishy to me.
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Great question, John - every sponsor/child relationship is different. No two sponsors will have the same experience just because of the amount of variables within each project making the projects and children in those projects unique. We do have some set guidelines, though, and one is that no sponsor should go more than six months without receiving a letter from his child. Since it has been since last October that you received a letter from your sponsored child, I would ask that you please use the 'contact us' tab above to submit a request for Compassion to contact the Bangladesh office and ask them to have your child write her next letter to you. Please do know that your sponsorship is making a difference in her life. For these children, knowing that they have a sponsor and receiving encouraging letters from that sponsor helps them to feel loved and valued, which makes a difference to everyone.
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Annette Chacon

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I haven't heard my sponsor child in a long time too, and its really upsetting. I know there are other sponsorship programs other than compassion where you hear from your child more often. I might look into that. All we get is mail wanting us to sponsor more children and wanting more money :( just don't seem right. I write my child and send money for Christmas and never hear from him. I don't think you should have to request the child to write you.
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Shaina Moats

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Please do contact us. It's possible that there was an error or issue that we need to look into.
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Marci L. Ficht

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Annette...you're not alone in your frustrations. Check out what my sister has been going thru (hope the link works...it doesn"t show up as a link...?): http://support.compassion.com/compass...
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Annette, I would encourage you to continue writing your child, and if it has been 6 months since you've heard from your child request an inquiry to be done.
I have noticed the more that I write, the more I get replies so I aim to write at least once a month. I hope that helps :-)

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