How to unsponsor my child

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One of my children that I am sponsoring is 21 years old. I would like to stop sponsoring him and start new child. How do I do it?
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Shawn SH Lee

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BELI NAGALO

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hello!how isit going dear?ok you'r right.but what about africans' children? here in africa (COTE D'IVOIRE,we've children who ARE suffering in pooverty and wanted to free them from this situation.how to do?
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Beli, 

I am so sorry to hear that there is a lot of suffering in your community! Compassion does work in Africa and would be happy to see if we have any centers in your area if you have children of your own that need help. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com and we will see if we can assist you. Thank you so much! 
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Hi Shawn!  I'm just another sponsor.  I'm sure they'll answer you after Labor Day.

Did you know that 22 is the maximum age for a child in Compassion?  You are SO close to finishing! Now as they prepare to go out on their own in the world may be when they need your support the most!  Though legally most of us become adults at 18, many of us are not yet financially viable at that point.  I sure wasn't!  

Compassion has a great goal-setting program with their kids so that they can plan for financial independence.  If they reach their goals, they graduate the program early.  If your child is still in the program, it suggests they aren't ready yet, though they will be finished at 22 regardless.  I have a girl that has just turned 22.  Due to a late start, she is just entering upper secondary school (grade 10).  Other students that age have perhaps finished secondary school, but are in vocational programs given by or supported by Compassion.  So it may seem like your child is hanging on too long, but the programs are very specific to help your child with whatever they need to get on their feet.

Of course, I don't know anything about you, your child, or your reasoning, so please forgive me if I'm off-base, but I do hope you'll reconsider and finish things out.  God Bless.
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Shawn, 

We can certainly help you with your request. If you choose to keep this young man until he finishes, his expected graduation date is in March 2020. Otherwise, please indicate if you would like to choose your own child online to replace him, or if you would like us to select you a new child. Thank you so much! 

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