How do I become a correspondent?

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I'd like to write a child. How do I get on the waiting list for a correspondent child?

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Hi ladies, 

Can you please put me on the list for two more correspondents (in addition to my currently pending request from a few months ago)? No specifications. :) My # is 3153325.

Thank you!
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hello Emily! I have added you on the wait list for two more correspondent kiddos. 
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Elsje

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I have lost my correspondent child, Habiba from Tanzania. I am very sad about that. Would you please put me in for another girl in Tanzania, unless there's any way I can continue to write to Habiba? I also still have two outstanding requests for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. I'd also like to add one for either Brazil or Togo. (All girls, please.)
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Good morning, E. Smart. I am so sorry to hear that you lost Habiba; regrettably there isn't a way for you to continue to write to her  :(. It's always hard to lose a child from your account, especially one you feel so close to. I have placed you on the waiting list for the requests you mentioned.
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Well if she is ever available to write to again, I would love to. It seems like you could let people continue to correspond until the child has a new sponsor who might write. That's not a criticism but rather I was just brainstorming. Anyway, the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka requests would already be in there, only two requests are new. :) Thank you!
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Could I be added to the waiting list? Honduras if possible but doesn't have to be! Thanks!
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Kasey Hallmark

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Thank you!!
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Kasey Hallmark

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Could I go ahead and get on the list for a few more? Thanks
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Kasey, I'm happy to add you to the list for a few more kids. How many do you want?
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Kasey Hallmark

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2-3 doesn't matter where or age thank you again!
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Kasey, I have placed you on our correspondent waiting list for two more children with no preferences :). Hopefully you will have another sweet child to write to soon! 
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I just received a new correspondent, and I look forward to writing to him!  May I receive his sponsorship history and JPEGs of his photos on file by email? (Mohammed ET4620097)  My sponsor number is 3978989.

Also I would like to be added to the list for 2 more correspondent boys and 2 more girls, age 11 or older, any country besides Brazil.  Thank you very much and God bless!!

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Hi Mairi! I am sending you an email now with Mohammed's information and photos. I just love the smile he has in his photos! I also added you back to the correspondent waiting list :).
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I just found little Fairud on my account...she has such a beautiful smile, could you please send me her photo and information?
Could you also place me on the list to correspond with an older girl - preferably 16 or older from either central or south america, and if possible a leadership development student would be just amazing to correspond with!
Thank you much
April
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April, I'm sending you an email right now with her photo and information. Her smile is absolutely adorable :)! I also placed you back on the waiting list for an older girl, but we don't have any more leadership development students in need of a correspondent.
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April Rose

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Thank you for sending me Fairud's information, placing me back on the list as well as checking up on that for me, if ever the need arises I would love to write a leadership development student!
Blessings
April
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I just wrote to all my sweet kiddos last night and opened my account to find Kevin this morning- could you possibly send me her information and photos?!  In my short time writing letters, I continue to feel led to take on more children, so in light of this could you please add me to the list for a girl, over the age of 10 in each Mexico, Colombia and Peru. 
Blessings
April
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How wonderful! I just emailed you with Kevin's information, and I have placed your requests on our correspondent waiting list :). Enjoy! 
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Emily Smith

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Hello ladies, 

Could you please give me an update on where I am on the list for my pending requests? There should be three...one of which was from about two months ago. 

Thanks!
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I've been waiting quite a while, too! But mine are a little specific. I am not sure how many months... but at least I have 4 requests out now. :) Hoping someone new shows up soon!
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Emily, your requests are numbers 176, 360, and 361 :). I know it's hard to wait for these requests and I hope I am able to place kiddos on your account soon!
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Adam

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Merry Christmas!!! May I please be added to the list for two boys?
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Merry Christmas, Adam! As you requested, I added you to the list for two boys. Are these your first correspondents?
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Yes ma'am. Thank you so much! :)
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Elizabeth York

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Way to go Adam! Keep up the good work with your Compassion family! :)
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Hi, could I please be added to the list for 2 correspondents? Thank you and I hope that you all have a blessed new year!
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Christina, Employee

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Hi Alisa! I have placed your requests for 2 children with no preferences on our correspondent waiting list :). Happy New Year to you too! 
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Kasey Hallmark

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Could I add 2 more correspondents 1 for Honduras and 1 for Guatemala thank you
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Sarah, Official Rep

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I got you on the list this afternoon, Kasey :).
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Kasey Hallmark

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Thank you
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Kasey Hallmark

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I just found Brayan on my account could I have his info?? Thanks!
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Christina, Employee

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Hi Kasey! I just emailed you Brayan's adorable picture and information :). Enjoy!
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Kasey Hallmark

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THank you so much
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Hello!  I should still have 3 outstanding requests from a couple months ago (older girls from Africa), but I would like to add one more to that list please...a girl, 15 or older, from Africa or Asia.  Thank you so much!
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Thank you, Sarah!
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Tammy

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Hello! I should be on the correspondent list for (I think) 3 children from what seems like many moons ago! ;) I would like to broaden my request a little bit to: Girls, age 12 and above, from anywhere.

Thank you!
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Hi Tammy! I see that currently you are on the wait list for 3 girls, from Asia or Africa, 16 or older. I want to make sure that you are asking us to change these three current requests to the above credentials. Is this correct? 
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Yes, please change the current requests to make them a little less specific. That won't bump them back, will it?

Thank you!
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Hi Tammy! I changed the requests for you today. No, your requests stay in the same spots :).
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Hello, I've just found that Meylin (DR2921490) has been taken from my account, and a boy from El Salvador has been placed there to replace her?? I'm not really sure why else he is there... my requests, many have been for many months now, are for girls 5-16 in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Tanzania (for the one I lost there), Togo or Brazil, and now DR since I lost my DR girl. I'm willing to also write to Edgar if he needs it, but I'm just sad cos I'm losing kids and not really getting assigned any new ones from my requests.
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E. Smart, I'm so sorry for any confusion caused by Edgar being placed on your account :(. I hear your heart to give love and encouragement to girls, and we greatly appreciate you. Please rest assured that your four requests for girls are still on the correspondent waiting list. If you would like, I can remove Edgar from your account and place him on another correspondent's account. The reason Edgar was placed on your account was because you had a 5th request on our correspondent waiting list for a child with no preferences. Requests with no preferences are usually fulfilled quicker. Regrettably, requests with specific preferences (i.e. country/gender/age) will typically take longer to be fulfilled. I'm so sorry that you have been waiting so long for another girl to write to. We sincerely hope that we are able to give you another sweet girl soon. Thank you so much for your grace and patience. 
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It would be great if you can make it 5 requests as follows: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, and Togo OR Brazil. All girls age 5-16. I guess that other request must have been there in error, but since it is taking so long for my specific requests and I've lost two girls, I can write to Edgar, too. :)
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Please send me Edgar's photos and history, if possible.
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E. Smart, I have updated your five requests on our correspondent waiting list :). I have just emailed you Edgar's adorable picture and information. We hope you enjoy writing to him. Have a blessed day! 
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Thank you! I don't see the email yet... hopefully I get it! :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Categories of sponsors.....

Hello! When visiting the national office for Compassion recently in CO Springs CO, I thought that I remembered the tour guide saying something about how there are some sponsors that commit to pray for their child and also, write them regularly, but do not participate in the monthly sponsorship fee. Is this a viable option? Right now we are regular sponsors of a sweet girl from Bolivia and my daughter writes to her and my she prays for her nightly.  Could we please have more information about this type of a sponsor? Thank you so much!
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Julie, regrettably, that is not possible. We need to reserve the full sponsorship (letter writing and donations) for sponsors and can only do this program when the financial sponsor has given permission to have someone else write to their child. We do have some assistance available if you are going through a short term financial difficulty though. For example, we could cover three months for you and lower your support amount to $19 for six months. Please let us know if this would help and how you would like to proceed. 
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I have spoken with my family and this is how we would like to proceed then. Of course, it would be our first choice to have this donation part of the sponsorship taken care of through a correspondent, but if this is not possible, as you have said, we would greatly appreciate what you have offered until we can decide if we need to make a change with our sponsoring of Anahi in the future. Thank you so much. Blessings for your listening ear :) 
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Julie, it is my pleasure to help in any away I can! Regrettably, I am unable to get into our system at the moment but will be sure to take care of this for you just as soon as I am able to get back in. I'll follow up with you when I do.
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Julie, I was able to get into the system today and take care of the next few months for you and lower your support amount to $19 for six months after that. Please note that regrettably there may still be a delay in this information showing up on your online account. 
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Julie Bersano

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Thank you for this, so much. 
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Elsje

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I'm so excited to see Muni in my account! :) Please send me her full res photos and history? BD2631025
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Hi, E! Just sent you an email with the information and photo! Enjoy!
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Emily Smith

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Hello all! I just want to make sure I still have one pending request on the correspondent list. Can you all check on that for me? Thanks! 
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Hi Emily! Yes, we do still have you on the waiting list for one more general child request :). 
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Hello again! I would like to add to my correspondent requests: Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka, and a general request. All ages, boys or girls. Thank you!
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Hi Briana! I have added your requests to our correspondent waiting list for a child from Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Burkina Faso, and Sri Lanka. Regrettably, we are only adding up to 5 requests on the waiting list at a time, so I wasn't able to add your 6th request. Please feel free to ask us again another day soon :). You now have a total of 7 requests; I hope you get another kiddo to write to soon! 
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Good morning!  If it's not too soon, could you add my general request today, as well as requests for correspondent children from Peru, Columbia, Brazil, and Bolivia?  :)
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I have you on the list for these requests, Briana :).
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Kirsten Georgeson

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Hello! Since I recently lost a correspondent child I would like to request another child from the Philippines. Thank you! 
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Hi Kirsten! I was able to put your request on the waiting list today!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I become a correspondent?.

I was wondering if I could become a correspondent for a child? I'm a current sponsor and I would love to share some extra love with children who may not get encouragement from their sponsor! Thanks!
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Madison, we would love for you to be a correspondent for a child! I've placed you on the waiting list today. It may take several weeks for us to have an available child for you, but you will see him or her on your account as soon as we do. You'll also receive a welcome packet in the mail :).
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I would also like to be put on a waiting list for a correspondent child as well! I'm a current sponsor and would love to be able to write to another child.
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Hi Marisa! I'd be happy to add you to the waiting list, but I can't find your account with the email address you provided. Can you give me your sponsor number?
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Marisa G

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My sponsor number is 02411852 
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Thank you so much, Marisa! I placed you on the waiting list today :).
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Marisa G

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Thank you so much!
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Mairi

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Could I please get an update on where my correspondent requests are on the list?  My (new) sponsor number is 06994246.  Thank you!
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Hi Mairi! You have six requests on the list. 68, 69, 123, 124, 212,  and 213 out of 407 total requests right now. 
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Could i add two more children to the list? Thank you
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Kasey, I just added you to the list for these kids this morning :).
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Kasey Hallmark

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Thank you
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I was just curious about where my correspondent requests are on the waiting list? My sponsor number is 2349762.
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Hi Jessie! It looks like  your two requests are at about numbers 95 and 125 out of 425 total requests right now. 
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Thanks Susan! Would you please add me to the list for 3 additional requests - girls from anywhere?
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Jessie, I just placed you on the waiting list for these three requests today :).
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theresa angeletti

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Hello ladies! May I please add a couple more kiddos to my correspondent request? Any are just fine..... I appreciate your help
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Hi Theresa! I placed you on the waiting list for two more kiddos this morning :).
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Adam

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Can I please change my last request to three boys age eleven or younger? I don't think I said boys.
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Adam, I updated your request this afternoon!
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Adam

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Thank you ma'am.
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Kasey Hallmark

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can I add 3 kid so 11 and younger to Cassidys list? Thanks
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Hi Kasey! I added these requests to the waiting list for Cassidy today :).
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Eleanor Clark

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where am I on the correspondent list
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Eleanor, your request is number 305.