How long should it take to be paired with a correspondent child?

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I've heard that the waiting list for a correspondent child has about 200-300 people on it. Does anyone have an estimate for how long it should take to be paired with a child? I believe I have been on the list for about 2 weeks. I've checked my page every day and have seen no difference. I'm wondering if I'm still on the list or if there was a mistake because I have heard others saying they have been paired much quicker.
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Hi Lindsee! I know it can be tough waiting for a new correspondent child when you are excited to get started writing to a new face. Regrettably, we cannot give you a concrete time frame for how long it will take for you to be paired with a correspondent child. It can take anywhere between a few days to several weeks, and in some cases months. It depends on several factors, including how long the list currently is, how specific your requests were, whether you currently have correspondent children that you are writing to, and how many children happen to become available for this special program at a given time. We greatly appreciate your willingness to write encouraging letters to children in need! I'm so sorry you're having to wait so long but I hope that you are paired with a child soon. :)