How often will we get new pictures of the children we correspond with? Can we request one?

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I don't know is we were allowed to request new pictures of them in letters? Or if there was a way to get one of them smiling?
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Lex Mcmahan

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I also have two new correspondent children. Is it possible to get previous pictures/letters that have been written to them? I see alot of sponsors asking for past history but I didn't if that was a thing that I could have access to. If it is I would love to have it. So thankful for everyone at compassion!
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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It would be helpful to give them the child ID for the children you are looking for.
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Lex Mcmahan

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Thanks for the tip Sarah, These are the following children I am looking for! :) 
ID022600563 = Chelsea Maria Sayouw 
 RW038400241 = Liberte Abayesu Mugisha 
 KE030700258 = Mercy Nainyenye 
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Lex, I just sent you an email with the photos and information you had requested.

Regrettably, it is not possible to request a new photo of your child smiling. Not all cultures smile for photos. The fact that your child is not smiling in their photo may not necessarily mean that they are unhappy. Many children feel like if they smiled they would look too silly for such an important photo as one that will go to their sponsor.

New photos are taken every two years as part of regular information updates. Accordingly, Chelsea's next update will come out around September 2018, Joyce's next update will come out around November 2019, and Liberte's next update will come out around April 2018. You can also receive photos for gifts of $60 or more. To send a gift to a correspondent child, please call 800-336-7676.
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Lex Mcmahan

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Susan, thank you so much for the info on smiling. I am so looking forward to new pictures in the next year! Unfortunately I haven’t received the email about the sponsorships I currently have yet. Could it take a few days? Again thank you so much for your help!
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Lex Mcmahan

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Never mind it went to my junk folder! Sorry for the confusion
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Hi, can you please tell me when I can expect the next photo update of my sponsored child (GH021700291) ?
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Helgita, 
You can expect an updated photo in July 2018. :) 

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