How do I become a correspondent to a child?

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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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Can I be added to the list for 2 girls under the age of 10? Also, If I request 2, how does this work? Am I added to the list at the same time or am I added to the end once I receive the first child I requested?

Thanks!
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Hi Lindsee! You sure can :). I have added you to the list for 2 additional girls, today. 

When you request more than one child at a time, we place to separate requests but they are put on the list at the same time, one right under the other. So to clarify, your second request will not be placed at the end of the list once you receive your first child but it placed on the list at the same time as your first request. 
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My 17 year old daughter would like to be a correspondent. How do we go about setting her up with her own account to do that? Would it be easier to have her just call the 1-800 number?
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Hi Rachel! It sounds like you have really inspired your girl with the difference you're making in children's lives! I am excited that she also wants to be a part of this program :). You can either email us or call our office and we can set up an account for her and add her to the waiting list to receive a child. Whichever way you prefer but we would be more than happy to set her up via email so that you don't have to call in. 

Send her full name, mailing address, and email, to socialmedia@compassion.com and we can take care of her :). 
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Emily or Susan can you add me on to the list for a girl from Haiti, I lost Lovelie today and she was one of my best writers, I loved her beautiful letters. Also can I get on the list for two girls from Honduras too .. Thanks,
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Hi TracAn! As you requested, I have added three more requests to our correspondent child waiting list. 
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The girl I have from Hatai does beautiful ones n so does my kids from Peru
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TracAn

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Yes Haiti seemed like a good writing area, at least Lovelie was, I have two from Peru but have not received letters from them yet.
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Can you add me to the waiting list for another 10 kids please? Any age, gender, location is fine! Thanks!
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Hi Raechel :). You're now on the list for ten more kiddos! Hope you're week is going splendid! 
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Emily I justvsent an email about a question I have
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Can I please be added to the list for another child? No specific for gender, location, or age. Thanks.

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Susan or Emily, I learned today that one of my girls lost her financial sponsor.  I can not pick her up so I of course will not be able to keep her as a correspondent child.  I will send her a final letter letting her know that I will continue to pray for her. Can you put me on the list for a girl from anywhere?  Also just wondering how many you have on the waiting list at this time. 
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Deb, it looks like you called earlier. I'm so sorry your losing this Bangladeshi girl. :( I just added you to the waiting list for another girl from anywhere. There are currently 70 requests on the waiting list. I hope you get another girl soon!
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Can I be added back to the list for another 5 children? No specific requests.
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Hi Athena! You're on the list for five additional children :). It sounds like you're really enjoying being a correspondent so far. I am so glad to see the passion and fire that you have for these children and we are so blessed to have you as part of this program! Happy writing!
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Thank you so much Emily.
Well, apparently God has big plans for me. LOL. It is a blessing to write these kids. I can't wait to see which ones He adds to our Compassion family.
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Hello ladies! I was wondering if you would tell me where I'm at on the waiting list? I'm just super excited to find out who my new correspondents will be! If it's a big pain to look that up I promise I won't be offended if you want to tell be to chill out and be patient. :)
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Awesome!!! Now I'm EXTREMELY excited! Thanks so much!
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These posts have me wondering where I am on the list :). I think I have a couple of requests out there. Thanks!
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Deb, you're getting so close! You're number 10 and your second request is number 14! Hilary, I only see one request for you and you're number 19. Let me know if you're wanting another request on the list! Hope both of you ladies see new kiddos on your accounts in the next several days:).
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What is the request for that you see? I thought I was on the list for a girl from Ecuador, a girl from Honduras, and 3 girls from South or Central America. I got conformation about the requests earlier this week. If I'm not on for those could you please put me on? Thank you!
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Hi Hilary! Your request that is number 19 on the list for a girl from Ecuador also has a note for her to be ages 9-11. The other request we have for you is for a girl from Honduras, any age. I just double checked and further down the list are three more requests for you for girls any age from a Central or South American Country. I missed those last three the first time I reviewed the list, you should be all set! 
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Hi ladies! I just got my 2 new correspondence kids and was wondering if I could get:
a) their digital pictures (however many are on file)
b) their sponsor / letter / gift history

I need to get my physical picture printed for my little about me intro pack but then I'll be writing up a storm :D

Thanks!
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Good morning, Andrea! I just sent you an email with the above information you requested. Your kiddos are so precious and I am especially excited for you to begin writing to sweet Esdras as he has never received a letter. Thank you for investing in them! They will be so thrilled to meet you :). 
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I hope I'm posting in the correct thread as my phone is acting up. May I please be added to the correspondents list for 2 from Tanzania and 2 from Uganda? Any age, gender, etc. thanks!
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Hi Lindsay! Not a problem, phones are always reliable all the time, right? ;) I got you added to the list!
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Hi! May I please be put on the list to write to a little girl from El Salvador and a little boy from Brazil, both age 10 years old or younger? 
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Of course, Esther! I have added you. By the way, I absolutely love your profile picture on here. I have noticed it before but your pup looks like such a happy dog! How long have you had him/her?
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Unfortunately, the beyond cute pup in the picture isn't mine. I DO want to have a Pit Bull of my own when my sister and I get a place together! They're my absolute favorite breed! SO loving and playful and protective! They're reputation does NOT apply to most dogs of that breed!
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I know I did have 2 requests in the waiting list before I was given Xiomara yesterday. If it's not much trouble, could someone tell me where I am on the list with that other request? Thanks!
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Hi Lindsee! You're request is number 20 on the list.
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My mom (Kerry) would like to be on the list for two more correspondent kids. She wants a boy from Mexico and a girl from Sri Lanka. She wants both of them to be 10-16 years old.
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Miriam, I have added your mom to the waiting list to receive two more children with the above preferences :). Have a wonderful rest of your afternoon!
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Hi Emily or Susan, I was on the list for a young girl from Bolivia, and I was wondering if you could change it to a girl up to age 7 instead of age 5. Thank you so much!
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Erin, after reviewing our waiting list we do not have a request for you entered for a Bolivian girl. I do see that on December 26th, you had requested this child. Please accept my deepest apologies that this request did not get onto our waiting list as we really try to avoid these errors since it is such a manual process to request correspondent children. I want to assure you that I have placed you on the list today and my prayer is that you will not have to wait much longer for your new kiddo. Again, I apologize that this request did not get fulfilled, but thank you so much for your patience with us and for continuing to write all of your sweet children! 
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Emily, thanks for adding me to the list. If you could make it for a girl from 4-7, I'd really appreciate it.
And, well, could you also add me for another girl from El Salvador or Nicaragua of any age? I wasn't adding another request because I thought I was super-close to getting my Bolivian girl, but if I'm back at the bottom of the list, then it feels like a good time, somehow.
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Good news, Erin! It looks like we just assigned a Bolivian girl to you this afternoon! :) It looks like the staff member who assigned her to you must have removed your request from the list a few hours before actually adding her to your account. I'm not sure exactly why they did that but so glad you got her! Are you still wanting to keep the additional request and/or change it?
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Oh, really? I'll be checking my account right after this, then! :)
I'll go ahead and keep the requests, then, but they'll be my last new correspondent requests for a while. Thank you!
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Could I request 6 more correspondent children, from anywhere, older than age 10? I'm enjoying writing 6 kids every month, but I can hardly wait for the next month to come! So I'd like to write my current 6 in the middle of the month and 6 more at the end of the month. (I'm explaining the details to justify my belief that I can handle 6 more.) :-) I'd love to bless more children with encouraging words, which is a huge blessing to me as well!
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Hi Tbmgvd! You're so sweet and you have been so faithful in writing to your current children so far! I have added you to the waiting list today but please let us know if as you receive these new children, if it becomes overwhelming for you at all. We are so grateful that you want to write to more kiddos but we want it to continue being enjoyable for you and not become a burden. Although I cannot guarantee that you'll receive all 6 children before the end of this month, I certainly hope that it works out that way for you!
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That's a good point, Emily! I will certainly let you know if it feels like it is getting to be too much. That's hard to imagine right now, but I will stay alert to the possibility.  :-)  Seriously, though, writing and praying for my Compassion kids is the highlight of my life! I love what you do, and it's wonderful to be a part of it. Here are some quotes from Steidy, who I have been writing for almost a year: "I wish that by becoming my correspondent, you will always be willing to share your stories, loves, and laughters." and in another letter: "I was so happy when I received your letter and stickers that you've sent to me. Thank you very much. Even just through letter, we are able to share stories." When you read things like that, it is such an amazing feeling--to realize that you are sharing in a meaningful way with a little child on the other side of the world. Anyway, I will try to contain my enthusiasm and let you get back to work.  :-)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Correspondent.

Hello, I am a sponsor and have a bunch of correspondent kids. My family wants to become correspondents now too. I was wondering if they could be put on the list? Here is where they want from
A 6 year old boy from the Philippines
A child from Thailand
A child from India
A baby from Africa
A 9 year old from Gautama
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Hi Anna! I am excited to hear that your family would like to correspond with some children! As requested, I have added your mom to the waiting list and they will be added to her personal account as they become available. It is not required to be a sponsor before becoming a correspondent and so nothing special needs to be done in order for your mom and family to write to these children :). We have your address and email the same as your personal account and so if anything changes, let us know or you can go online and update your mom's account information as well. If your mom wants any other family member names on the account, please have her contact us directly and we can add other family members for her. 
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Ok what is the email? Because it's going to be my parents and brothers, so we will deffinately need to add more names :)
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For some reason my phone is acting up and I don't know if this was answered for me or not but can you please tell me if I have any letters coming
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Anna, she is welcome to email our office at socialmedia@compassion.com and we're happy to add names to this account. 

Chelsie, since late January, letters are in processing and being mailed to you from Jovi, Leidy, Himanshu, Jadija, Anik, and Mukabarisa. You may have already received a couple of these but if not, you will be soon! :)
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Emily or Susan, can one of you clarify if I have any correspondent requests? I had sent in a request for 2 Bolivian girls 11 or under along with a few other questions a couple of days ago. I got a reply a few minutes ago that answered the questions, but said nothing about my correspondent request. I received a 13 yr old girl from Bolivia this morning so I was wondering if this was part of that request? Just curious :). Thank you so much!
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Hi Hilary! I apologize that your requests were not address in the response email! After reviewing our list, you are close to the top for your request of a girl in Honduras but I believe the representative missed your request to be added to the waiting list for two girls. I have added those requests for you today. The child in Bolivia that you received today is actually a child you had requested on January 20th. You asked for a girl from Ecuador and a girl from anywhere. These have been fulfilled :).
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Thank you, Emily! I thought that would be rather quick to receive a Bolivian girl :). I received a girl from Indonesia a couple weeks ago so I figured she was my girl from anywhere, but maybe I had more requests out there than I thought I did haha :). I am thrilled that I randomly got a Bolivian girl though because I love that country!
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Hello Compassion! :-) I currently sponsor two children and correspond with two others. I am SO blessed by your ministry and would love to be added to the list for two more correspondent children!

Only request is that they be girls ages 7 and up (all my children are boys except for my oldest who will graduate next year!!!).

My sponsor number is 2999098.

Thank you, Compassion! :-)
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Could you please add me to the correspondence list for 5 children anywhere? Thank you.
 
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Hi Sara! Thank you for partnering with us and welcome to the Compassion family! I have added you to the waiting list and we will assign you children as they become available :). I hope that you enjoy the relationships that you have already started!
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Emily, it is still a bit of a one sided relationship at this point because I have just written the first letters in the last few weeks, but I have already received more joy from this endeavor than I could even begin to express.  I did not get into it thinking that I would get anything out of it, but I already have been blessed immensely by the work Compassion is doing in this broken world.  Believe me when I say that there will be smiles on both ends of the letter writing process!  I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.  I haven't had this much excitement in my life in years.  Keep me in your prayers as I begin this journey.  To make a long story short . . . thank you!  And thanks for adding me to the list for correspondence children.
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You're passion and excitement is contagious and so encouraging, Sara! I am thrilled about the new friendship we have with you and the impact you're already making on a child's life just by telling them you love them and care about them! I'm praying that God gives you discernment and wisdom as you write each letter and I can already tell that you're going to be such an incredible sponsor/correspondent for these children! Please let us know if we can ever help you out in any way! Have a great week:).
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I woke up to 3 new children!!  Thank you!  
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Hi, ladies! May I please be added to the list for 2 girls from India?
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Hi Lindsay! It would be my pleasure :). I have added you to the list and it's not to extensive so I hope you see two new little ladies on your account soon!
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Yaaa I love hearing that the list isn't too long and that requests will be filled soon :). You guys really are the best. :)
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Hi! Can you please add me to the list for a girl from Guatemala and a girl from Nicaragua. Any age is fine. Thanks! :)
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Hi Jennifer! I got you added to the waiting list :). I hope you're having a great week! 
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Thank you Susan,  I called earlier when I realized that Popy from BD was no longer on my account.  Thanks for adding me to the list.
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Can I please be added to the list for one more child? Any country and any gender but under the age of 9 please! Thanks!
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Hi Lindsee! As you requested, I have added you to the correspondent waiting list. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled correspondent child.

Can I be added to the correspondent list for a girl from Peru? # 3297568
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Hi Susan and Emily, I'm sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if I could confirm if I'm on the waiting list or not and about where I am on the list? I know I had specific requests, but I just wanted to make sure. Thank you so much, and sorry!
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Can some one tell me if I have any letters coming and if so which children I know I have one from my child in Hatai her name starts with a G but I was wondering if any more from the country offices coming and if so what children plus can I get a new book for Vanessa her center number changed since she went to a diffrent center thanks
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I would like to take on 10 more correspondence children please.  I so enjoy writing to all of them and if they get just half out of it of what I am getting out of it, then it will be super for them!!  Thank you for the opportunity to touch a tiny ones life like you have allowed me to do.  I can't wait to start getting letters from some of them.  Do we have any child development centers near El Progreso or Puerto Cortes, Honduras?  If so, I would like to have at least one or two correspondents there.  Thanks so much.  God bless.
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