how long do divelopementally disabled children stay in sponsorship? Do they "graduate" or leave at a certain age?

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I have a couple children that are mentally handicapped. Will they "graduate" fromcompassion and my sponsorship like other kids according to their age?
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theresa angeletti

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Theresa, it sounds like you have a heart special needs children. Thank you so much for your kind heart to bless these precious little ones! Our maximum completion age globally is twenty-two years of age. Each of our children must leave our program at that time. Our goal is to help these children stable out, have the tools to be the best they can be, and hopefully be able to support themselves and their families once they are done with the program. That said, we understand that these children face considerable challenges depending on their ability to function in addition to the normal challenges of poverty. It is regrettably, not possible to keep children in our program in perpetuity. 
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perhaps the kiddos and families can be stable enough to go forward.... is there any history that correspondants kept in touch voluntarily afterwards? Thanks for the info
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Theresa, I am not sure if you are talking about specifically correspondent sponsors of special needs kids or not, but, yes, we have had correspondents keep in touch with children after they are done with the program. 
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I was thinking about the divelopementally disabled, but I guess the question would apply to all.....I like that :0)

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