Hi i started to sponsor a child no long ago.

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Hi i started to sponsor a child no long ago. This is my first time as a sponsor and im very excited. My concer is that in all the paper work that i have, next to the picture of the child says one name, but when i read his story and everything else the name is different. Can somebody explain why? Thanks
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Elizabeth York

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Sometimes the kids have nicknames or names that they are called other than their actual name, so this might be what's going on here. Someone working at Compassion will be able to look into this for you soon! Thank you for sponsoring a child through this great ministry! :)
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Hi Ligia! It looks like you just recently began sponsoring Albert Imanuel Dimamudji with us in Indonesia; thank you so much for changing the story for this young boy! Like Elizabeth mentioned, it's common for these kiddos to go by a name other than the one listed on their birth certificate. Although your boy's name is listed as Albert, the name he prefers and is called by his friends and family is, Andra. This is the preferred name that he or his guardians gave when registering him into the project. He will likely sign his name Andra in his letters however, it's possible that he may sometimes sign his letter using a different name also. We suggest addressing him the way that he signs his letters to you :). 

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