Having a hard time letting go of my sponsored child in India

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Hi,
I just need to let you guys know that I am having a difficult time letting go, dropping  my sponsored child in India. I'm worried sick about her as her father, mother and grandmother died to leave her with who knows who now and without you guys there, what happens?  I understand the whys,politics etc. and continue to pray for her but  I don't feel I am ready to sponsor another child.  
So, I'm not sure what to do here.  I've been given another child but I'm not ready to engage. Does anyone else feel like this? Not sure what to think or do.  Just venting but I would strongly suggest that Compassion warned sponsors that this might happen. 
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Lori Watts
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Lori Watts

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KristenH, Champion

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Lori, I too lost a child in India and yes it is difficult. Compassion worked so hard to keep these projects open. It sounds like you didnt receive the emails and letters throughout the entire situation? I think they started sending out letters about 9 months before the projects had to close, and toward the end (around Dec.) I was inundated with emails and letters that kept sponsors updated.

I'm praying for you and your sponsor child as you work through this hard situation.
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Lori, 

I too lost a child in India and while her situation is different (she has two parents), I too found it very difficult to let go. I will not lie the situation is stark in India with many NGO's having to leave, including Compassion so I understand your fear. Regrettably, there is very little that we can do at this point except pray that God will protect and meet needs in ways that we cannot right now. It is truly heartbreaking. 

Compassion really tried to keep our donors informed on the situation as it progressed over nine months. We sent out letters right away and continued to send letters and emails and post on social media right up until the end. I am so sorry if you did not receive any of these communications and can only imagine how much more devastating this must be having not heard until it was over. Again, I am so saddened that this situation happened in India and sorry that you are still struggling in the aftermath. :(

Please do let us know if there is anything we can do to serve you in this time. You mentioned the other child that we had sent to you. Please do not feel any obligation to continue if you are not ready. Let me know if you would like to release this child and wait until you are ready to sponsor again. 
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Hi Lori, Your post has been on my mind this afternoon. I did not have a child in India, but I am sorry for your loss and pray that your child will be taken care of. Many years ago, when I had a child (my own child) under the hands of a surgeon for most of the day, I learned that there was absolutely nothing I can do in some situations, and that God is in control of the outcome. This is a lesson that has stuck with me all my life. You let God use you in your child's life at the appointed time, and may you be richly blessed for that. And may you find peace knowing that God is in control of everything.
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Beth, thank you for sharing your story with us! Your outlook on life is very sweet and focuses on God, and it is so sweet of you to share your positivity! God bless you! :)

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