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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Good morning Elsje, 
I am so sorry for your loss of Monica. I have made sure that she is available so that someone else can take on her sponsorship. I have also added you to the correspondent wait list, as requested. Please let us know if we can do anything else for you! Have a very blessed day!  
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Hi Shannon/Susan,

Please add me to the Correspondent Sponsor wait list for 4 girls, in any country, ages 6-12. I am already a Correspondent and thoroughly enjoy writing and sending encouragement. God bless you and thank you for all your help.

Thank you!
Tammy
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Hi Tammy! Regrettably, I couldn't find and confirm your account based on your name and email address. Are you maybe sponsoring and writing to Guido in Bolivia? 
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Hi Susan! No, I'm not writing to Guido. I am currently writing to 9 girls: Brenda, Genesis, Juana, Megertu, Meralove, Mercy, Mukandayisenga, Valerin, and Zubeda. Can you find me based on the 9 names or should I email my request instead? Thanks for your help :)
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Tammy, I was able to find you and added you to the correspondent waiting list as you requested. 
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tammyb

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Thank you, Susan!
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Hi, I'm feeling a little sad because I haven't had someone new assigned since January. I just wanted to remind you guys of my requests, in case they got lost. I have lost 4 correspondent kids total, so I'd really enjoy some new faces. :) I am in the process of writing Sida Latifa, but I am having a friend translate it first.

Here are the requests you should have:

Girls 4-16 from:

Uganda
Dominican Republic
Togo OR Brazil
Tanzania

Also, if possible, a girl in the same age group, from anywhere, named Monica. Mainly because I had made Monica a special personalized bookmark before she disappeared from my list, and I think a Monica would really enjoy it. :)

Thanks for all you do!
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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There do not appear to be a lot of correspondents that have been assigned in the past few months.  The list of correspondents has just grown and grown.  I hope this means that more people are writing to their children themselves! Not that fewer people are sponsoring overall.
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Hi Elsje, 
I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling disappointed that you have not received a new correspondent child in some time. I truly apologize. I know it is so hard to wait when you are excited to bless more children with your loving letters! To be honest, for several months we were completely unable to assign new correspondents at all. Over the last month or two we have been doing our very best to try to link new correspondents, but the system is still only allowing us to process roughly 50% of the requests. Please know that we will continue to try, as we have free time to do so, but that this process with be fixed eventually. Additionally, I do see these four previous requests still on the wait list and I have added a girl to the list named Monica, as requested. Although this request may be harder to fill, I am sure she will love this special bookmark! :) Hang in there, Elsje. We appreciate your patience more than you know!  
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Alisa

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Hi, could you please add another general request to the list for me? Thank you!
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Sarah, Official Rep

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I just placed you on the list this morning, Alisa :).
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heather o

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Could I be placed back on the list for a child from BD? Also, Rheannen asked me to check to see if she was put back on the list after losing her correspondent from India. Her sponsor number is 02649762 she has no preference. Thanks and God bless.
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I am on the list for 2 more children could you tell me where I am on the list? I just love writing to new children

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Hi Debra! It looks like you are currently numbers 534, 535 & 576 out of 617 on the list right now. We are so happy that you are enjoying writing to the children. It is such a blessing for them and us to be partnered with you. 
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Debra Gonzalez

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Thank you so much i'll be eagerly waiting for my children :)
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Eleanor Clark

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add me on the list for 4 more children from any where and any age 
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Eleanor, 
I have taken care of this for you! 
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Elsje

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I'm really very sad to have noticed today that Carlita Hurtado PE-502-0128 has disappeared from my correspondent children's list. :( I cannot sponsor her, I'm sorry, so please don't hold her for me... but if she is really not my correspondent child anymore, please add Peru to my list of requests, so that it would now be as follows:

Girls including or between ages 5 and 16 from:

Peru
Dominican Republic
Togo
Brazil
Sri Lanka
Uganda

If I'm forgetting a country from my request list before, please remind me. I'm trying to write to almost everywhere... but I do sponsor in 4 countries with another org, so not quite every single one here.

Again, hope there's been some mistake, but it seems I've lost Carlita.
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Elsje, I am deeply sorry to hear that Carlita is no longer on your account before we had the opportunity to speak with you about why. We do indeed have an update regarding your sweet girl, and I am emailing you with this information now as well as taking care of your requests. Thank you so much for all the love and care you have invested in sweet Carlita's life! 
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Hello there! Could you please let me know what requests I currently have ? Thank you!
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Kasey! You currently have 3 requests. They are for a child from Honduras, Mexico and Guatemala! :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Becoming a Correspondent.

I would like to become a correspondent. I originally wanted to sponsor a child but unfortunately cannot afford to at this time. My family and I would like to correspond with 4 children. No preference on age, gender, or where they live.
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Hi Mandy! We would love for you to be a correspondent sponsor! I don't see that we have an account created for you yet. Can you email me with your information including your name, address, phone, and email so that I can set up your account and add you to the correspondent waiting list for these four requests? You can email us at socialmedia@compassion.com Thank you!
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April Rose

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Hi ladies! I was wondering if y'all could add me to the list for a girl (any age) in Thailand? That would be wonderful ... also could you check check if I have any pending correspondent requests?

Thank you so much for your time
April
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Hello April! :) I have added you to the correspondent list for a girl of any age from Thailand. I did check the list and you do have three pending correspondent requests right now. You are on the list to receive a child from Mexico, Colombia and Peru, all girls over the age of ten years old. If you have any further questions, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you! :)
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Bre Boswell

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled sign up for correspondant child?.

How can i sign up and get on the list for a correspondence child? 

Thank you for your assistance, the Compassion Staff here is always so helpful!
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Hi Bre! We are absolutely happy to help and so grateful that you have had a great experience getting assistance on this page before! Thank you for your heart to send loving and encouraging letters to children in our programs! As you requested, I have added a request to the correspondent wait list for you. As soon as a child becomes available for this program, we will add the child to your account and send you their packet so that you can begin writing. 
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Bre Boswell

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Thank you so much! Y'all are wonderful!
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Can I please get an update as to where I am on the list? I know I was re-added some time ago after my request disappeared. I'd just like to know if I've made any progress. I should have one general request on the list. Thanks!
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Emily, it looks like you are at about number 314 out of 536 total requests at this time. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled i want to become a corresponder.

i would like to be a corresponder to two children
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Hi Crystal! We would love for you to be come a correspondent for two children. Do you already have an account with Compassion? If so, can you please give me your sponsor number so that I may put you on the waiting list?
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Hi! Two questions: 1) Where am i on the correspondent list? 2) I think one of my requests was for a girl 8-13 from the Philippines. Can I change this to a boy 8-13 any country? It's okay if it puts me on the bottom of the list. I attended a Compassion Experience recently and was really inspired by Jey's (Jay's?) story. I don't know that I can afford another financial sponsorship at this time but I would like to provide some hope to a boy through letters. 
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Hi Chantel! You currently have 2 requests on the correspondence waiting list, and they are numbers 37 and 192. I have updated your request for you :). What a touching story! I'm so glad you have felt the desire to encourage and love a sweet boy through your letters. I hope we are able to place another child on your account soon. Have a blessed day!
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We started sponsoring with Compassion largely because of Jey's story.  My son was just the age of Jey (at the time) when he was in jail and it made a large impact.  WE sponsored a older child at the time (and an even older one later -- who is graduating this year)
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Hello,

I had a correspondent child assigned to me about two weeks ago and just received her information packet. I looked today and she's no longer on my account. Is her sponsor taking over? If so, I won't send the intro letter.

Thanks!
Rachel
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Susan

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Rachel, it actually looks like regrettably Sarah left our program. It looks like we tried to call you earlier this morning about this. I am emailing you some more information as well. Please let us know if you would like another correspondent child in her place. 
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May I be added to the correspondence list? Sponsor # 06962622. I would love a child from any of the African countries. A girl of any age or a boy under 9. Thank you! Holly
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Good morning Holly, 
I have added your request to the correspondent wait list as requested. :) 
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Holly Reuther

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Thanks!
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April Rose

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Hi ladies! Could you please add me to the list for a kiddo any age from south America or Latin America and another for a kiddo any age from Mexico? Thank you so much!
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Good morning, April! I just placed you on the waiting list for these two requests :).
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Elsje

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Hey, just curious where I am on the list for Brazil, Togo, and Sri Lanka. I wanted girls between the ages of 5-16. Thanks again and happy holidays! #06446671
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Hey Elsje! I show that you are currently number's 14 for a girl from Sri Lanka, 141 for a girl from Brazil and 219 for a girl from Peru, all ages 5-16. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! God bless!
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Thank you! I forgot about Peru, but I do want to keep that request! I lost my Carlita a while ago. Anyway, I hope I'm also on for Togo. I want to write to a child in each country if possible! (The ones I don't have and the ones not listed I sponsor in already.)
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Good afternoon all!

I already have one request currently on the list, but could I please be placed on the list for a second request for any child from Brazil? Any age/gender is fine. Thank you!

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Hi Emily! I just placed you on the waiting list for this request :).
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heather o

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Hi! Could I please be put back on the list for a child from Brazil and one general request. Thanks so much and have a blessed weekend! God bless!
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Heather!
I have added these two new requests to the wait list for you. Please let us know if we can do anything else for you! Have a blessed weekend also! :)
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Kimberly Kuykendall

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Could I be added to the correspondent list for a girl of any age, from any country?
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Susan

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Sure thing, Kimberly! I just added you to the waiting list. 
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Emily Smith

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Good evening, ladies! 

Could I please be placed on the list for two requests? They are as follows: 

- One general child request (any age, gender, country is fine) 
- One child from the Philippines or Thailand (any gender or age) 

My sponsor number is 02229440. 

Thank you :) 
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Hi Emily! I have added those two requests for you! God bless!
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Good evening! Could I please get the photos and history for my newest correspondent, Daniel (TG060500094) as well as add a request to the waiting list for a child from Thailand? Thank you!!
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Alisa, I just sent you an email with photos and information on Daniel from Togo. As you requested, I also added a request to the waiting list for a child from Thailand. 
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Kimberly Kuykendall

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Will you please add me to the list for another correspondent child, no special requests?
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Susan

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Sure thing, Kimberly! I just added you to the list. :)
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Alisa

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Could I please add 2 general requests to the correspondent waiting list? Thank you!
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Sarah, Official Rep

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Alisa, I added these requests to the waiting list for you today :).
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Hilary Hopkins

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May I please be placed on the correspondent list for 2 children, any age, from South or Central America? Thanks so much!
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Madison

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Hilary, as you requested, I have added you to the list, twice, for children from South or Central America. :)