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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I've commented on the facebook post about the Kenyan children who need correspondents on Saturday and still haven't seen a reply saying I was added to the list. Just wanted to make sure that I was added. I asked for a young girl from Kenya. Thanks!
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Hi Lindsee! I apologize for the delay in responding to you. We are out of the office on weekends and yesterday we were working hard to try and get everyone added to the list that requested children (there were a lot of requests, praise God!). Susan posted a reply about 15 hours ago with everyone's name that was added. Hopefully you received a notification. If not, please rest assured that you were added to the list to receive a child from Kenya :). 
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Just wanting to make sure that I am still listed for unlimited children from anywhere, any age, any gender, etc!!  :)
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Good morning, Laura! Yes, you are still listed and will not be removed from the waiting list. You will continue to receive children to correspond with as they become available. 
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Perfect thanks!
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Wow I didn't know we could go for an unlimited amount would u please add me to the list I don't care where or age or anything I just love writing to the kids thanks
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Chelsie, I am sending you an email. 
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chelsie2010

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Ok
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Hello! I just wanted to check to make sure I'm still on the list for two more correspondent children. It seems like I've been waiting for quite some time now. Well, over a month, but it feels like a long time. Could someone please check that I'm still on there? Thanks!
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Are you on the list for the Kenya kids?? We got 1000 kids to find correspondent sponsors for ..
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1000 kids waiting? I thought there were 100 sponsors on the waiting list for correspondent kids?
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They had a business support 1000 kids from Kenya and want someone else to write to them .. it is posted on the facebook page for Correspondents .. there are still people waiting for kids who have choices for other countries .. but the Kenya kids are waiting on sponsors
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I am on the list for anyone and unlimited but have not had an influx from Kenya on my account.
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They have not started placing them with their sponsors yet, they have been getting in the requests into the system first .. are you on the facebook??
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No what's the group called?
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Just Compassion Correspondents, I think you have to email Emily or Susan and ask to be invited it is closed so as not to share info of our kids and all online, SocialMedia@us.ci.org    .. and ask to join .. the other one is not actually Compassions site, but Susan and Emily post sometimes it is Compassion Sponsor/Correspondent Forum ..
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Oh okay, thanks for the information. Susan or Emily can you invite me?
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Me too?
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chelsie2010

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I will write to kids from Kenya if there is a huge need
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I'm not sure if I'm on the list for Kenya or not, but I would love to take at least two, if not many more, of those kids as correspondents.
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Rachel, you are on the list to receive three of this batch of Kenyan correspondent children. Is this number alright or would you like to request more?

Laura, I just sent you an invite. Those correspondent sponsors who had previously sent in a general request (no preferences) or who specifically requested Kenyan children will be receiving children from this large group of Kenyan children. This means that because you already requested a child and did not have preferences, you are already on our list to receive one of these children. 

Marissa, are you wanting to be invited to the Facebook group or are you wanting to request some of these Kenyan correspondent children? I just sent you an invite to the Facebook group just in case. If you would like to request correspondent children from Kenya, please let me know how many and if you have any preferences. 

Chelsie, I have added you to our special list for one child from this batch of Kenyan correspondent children. 
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Hi, Susan! Quick question~ Am I right reading this, then, that since I still was on the general correspondent waiting list for 2 or 3 more kids, then requested 5 + however many needed Kenyan children that my original/regular request will be from the Kenyan batch, too?
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Thank you for adding me to the Facebook group. I would also like to be added to the list for one of the Kenyan children, a girl if possible. Thanks!!
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I would be interested to hear that answer too Lindsay. I was previously on the list for 3 kids and added one more, so I'm also assuming that my 4 will all come from Kenya?
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I would be interested in taking 2 of the kids, a boy and a girl. I sent an email to be on the normal correspondent list too.
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Lindsay and Kate, yes, anyone who requested correspondent children previously and asked for a Kenyan child or had no preferences, will be receiving children from this batch of Kenyan correspondents in the next few weeks. Basically, we will give you priority if you have already requested a child.

Marissa, I have you down for a girl from Kenya. Thank you so much!

Dara, I added you to my list to receive a boy and a girl from Kenya.
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Dara Sorensen

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Thank you!
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Awesome! Thank you! Do you know approx, when they will start linking those kiddos to accounts? :)
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I'm getting a bad gateway on the JPEG string. I just got a new sweetheart from Tanzania! Can I get her family info/sponsor info/history, and Jpegs? Also, can I get two more wallets? Thanks!!
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Hi Kate! Myself and a few others here at Compassion hope to start assigning kiddos next week. We have been so busy receiving requests and linking the kids to the financial sponsor that we have not gotten around to assigning correspondents yet. We'll be starting just as soon as we can though! :) I'm sending you an email with your new sweetie's information and ordered her two wallets for you. :)
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Susan, I'll take fifty of the Kenyan children.
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Laura Evans

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But leave me on the unlimited list I'm currently on.
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There's an unlimited list? Ooh! I like that. Could someone put me on that one please?
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I will take more then just one of the Kenya children
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Hi everyone! We are currently handling the "unlimited" list on a case-by-case basis due the number of requests that we typically have. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com if you would like to be added to the "unlimited" list and we will discuss this option. Thank you!

Laura, as I mentioned on Facebook, I have you listed as up to 50 but I cannot guarantee that you will receive that many. I am trying to be as fair as possible for everyone who has requested. Thank you for understanding!

Chelsie, I have you down for four children from Kenya. Thank you for your interest in writing to more children!
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Can you add me to the unlimited list, if i am not already. I would be willing to take extra if rhere are any kids left :)
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Hi Susan,
Yup, sounds good.  I totally understand! Laura
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Laura how many kids do you have total to write to
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Casey, as I mentioned above, please email at socialmedia@compassion.com to make a special request for the unlimited request as we will make assessments on a case-by-case basis and cannot guarantee this is possible. Thank you.
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I write to an amount where I can give them the love they need from a sponsor but have room for many more :)
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Thank you Susan, I am emailng you now.
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Can I get Jpegs, family info and sponsor history for my new sweetie from Indonesia? And also 2 wallets please? Thanks!!
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Hi Kate! I just sent you photos and information via email. I also ordered you some wallets of sweet Cornelia. :)
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My little Bontu just updated. Can I get the JPEG of her new pic? Her # is ET8020269. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
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Can u please tell me where I am on the list and any letters I may have coming I just got one from jean Claude yesterday thank you n merry Christmas and thank u for all u do
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I am getting a bad gateway message on the JPEG thread. Could I please get the updated JPEG of my sweet Natalia. CO3840064. Thanks so much!
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Heather O, I just sent you an email with Bontu and Natalia's new pictures. 

Chelsie, you have two requests on the main correspondence list that are at about 32 and 33 out of 78 total requests. I also see eight requests on the Kenyan correspondence list. We have four letters on the way to you - one each from Evanna, Digna, Sophonie, and Darlison. 

I hope you both had a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! :)
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Since I am on the list for Kenya children do u know when I should be getting those?
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Chelsie, we are working on assigning the Kenyan now. We hope to have them all assigned by the end of the week but it could be longer than that. 
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Ok sounds good n how am I only on list for two kids I thought I was on for more
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Chelsie, we moved all general requests onto the Kenyan correspondent request list. If you requested any correspondence children previously and did not include any preferences, we moved your request to our list to receive a Kenyan correspondent. 
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Super happy to get my Kenyan kids today!! Can I get the Jpegs, family info, and sponsor history on the three of them? :)
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Can I also get the same for my sisters new girls? Ashley porter and Angie porter. Same email address.
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Hi Kate! As you requested, I am sending you photos, family info, and sponsor history on these five children. 
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Thank you!!
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Is there a way to check and see if I have any more requests outstanding? I'm not sure if I have one more Kenya one out there or not, but I'm hoping to mail a batch of letters out this week so I just wanted to check before I mailed.
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Kate, we are almost done assigning and will have all of the Kenyan correspondents assigned by the end of the week. If you would like, you are welcome to wait till the end of the week to send out your letter package. 
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Ok. I was just wondering as I wasn't sure. I had requested one under 4 and the youngest I got was 6. Which is totally fine! I just didn't know if I had another one coming or not. :)
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So does that mean you have all of the kids matched? I just requested one more little girl under 3 if there are any left.
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Or even under 4 is fine.
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We have enough people responding to match the children, but are still in the process of linking those.
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Hello!  Could I please be added to the correspondence list for one or two younger girls from India? (Age range anywhere from 6-13 years old).  I understand my wait could be a little long, since it's a specific request, but I feel called to this age/area.  Thank you!! :) 
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Noelle, as you requested, I have added your request to our correspondence children wait list. Thank you so much for your heart to write to and encourage children in poverty!
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Thank you so much!  I am so excited! :) 
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I hate to ask this now when I know you all are knee-deep assigning correspondents, but I was hoping someone might be able to clarify for me how many children I'm on the waiting list for, if that number has even been determined. I know I had stuill been waiting for a handful of kids from the general list, but I have never given any preference for their demographics so I think those will be added to my Kenyan kids. Then I had requested 5 of the Kenyan kids when that huge sponsorship happened, then came back and said I would be happy to take a few more if there were not enough correspondents to assign them all evenly. I just finished a big batch of letters that are going out today and will be planning my next batch of mroe generic "monthly overview" letters and would like to have a general idea fo what more I should be prepared for. As I have it figutred, there should be at least 8, if not more with "extras". I'm so happy to be able to interact with these children and am really pumped up by the community interaction over the Kenyan children in particular. It's a wonderful network.
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Hi Lindsay! It looks like I just had you down for seven children on the Kenyan correspondent list. I believe a few of your requests got transferred over from the general correspondent wait list because you did not have any preferences. Then you requested five Kenyan children specifically. I hope this is an okay number for you. Please let me know if you need to adjust it at all. We are almost done assigning the Kenyan correspondents, but if you would like more, I can always add you back to the general correspondent wait list. 
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That's fine! And if there are any Kenyan stragglers, I'd be happy to take more. I'll sit with the kids I gave for now and after awhile I'll probably put in a request for some more.
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Reading over this, I hope I didn't word what inward saying too poorly. What I meantvis that in good with the 7 and will put in a request forvanybadfitional on the general waiting list at a later time.
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So my "sitting with the kids I have" (inlcuding the ones pending from Kenya), I actually would like to put in a request for correspondence with 2 children in Peru. I don't have a gender preference. I've never given a specification before and I know that takes longer so I figure I may as well put it in now. Thanks!
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Got you on the list for two Peru children! -Haley
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Susan I know you guys have been busy but I wanted to check to see if I still had an 8 or 9 girl on the list that will be among the Kenyans. I received a 9 year old boy today. So I wanted to make sure I was still down for a girl too:)  I had originally requested 10 kids then to be added to the unlimited list. So I wasn't sure if I was only going to get just these two I received today or more will be added later in the week. 
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I just want to make sure that I stay on the list for other correspondence children, even after I receive the Kenyan children.  Thanks!
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Yes! We have you as "do not remove" from the list. -Haley
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Haley please keep me on the do not remove list I will stay on for many more kids any age any gender and any country thank you
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I would like to be kept on the do not remove list for girls from anywhere too,
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Got ya on there! -Haley
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Me to?
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Hi Chelsie! Yes, you are on there as well.
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Thanks so much
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Same here. I would like to stay on the list for one other correspondence child, no preference on where. :) Thank you!

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Thanks, Dara! We've got you on the list!
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Hi! I sponsor a number of children through Compassion UK.  Is it possible to be added to this scheme to write to two or three children in addition to those I sponsor, or is this option only open to sponsors in the US?  Any children, any age, any country :)
Ceri
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Hi Ceri, yes you can correspond with a child through the US. Just send us your full name and address at ciinfo@us.ci.org with instructions to add you to the correspondent wait list. -Haley
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Thank you so much, Haley :)  I've sent an email.
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Can I be added to the list for 2 more correspondents? No preferences. Thanks!
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Hi Heather! You're now on the list for two more children :). I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! 
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Hello! I am new here so I am still trying to figure all this out! I've learned so much already on here, and am excited to have found it. I have a few things to ask about. I saw that there is a Compassion Correspondents fb page and I would like to be added to that! Also I would like to request sponsorship/ gift history for my correspondent child (ES8350358). The child that I financially sponsor is only 4 so I am guessing that I was her 1st sponsor? (BR5770002). I also read that it can be harder to find correspondent sponsors for older children, so I wanted to be added to the list for 2 older children, any gender and any country. Thank you for your help! :)
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Hi Jennifer! No problem at all, we are so excited to have you as part of this community! Our correspondence Facebook page is also a great way to get connected and so I have sent you an email inviting you into this group. Jefferson has received one gift in the past and one letter in 2011, three letters in 2012, and one in 2014. You're correct about Vanessa. She was brought into our program in August and so you are her first sponsor :). I also added you to the list for two older children and we will assign them to you as they become available! Thank you for choosing to write an older kiddo! Your words will help spur them on in their faith and dreams and give them hope!
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Jennifer Harre

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Thanks so much, Emily! I really appreciate it!
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Ceri Bowen

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Hi Emily, Please could you send me the Facebook link too. Thanks!
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Hi Ceri! I just sent you an email invitation to the Facebook group. Welcome to the group! We are happy to have you! :)
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Hi Susan and Emily. I would also like to be part of the FB correspondent group. thank you so much!
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Hi David :). I sent an invite to your email so you can join the group! Welcome to the community and I pray you find it helpful and build great relationships with our other sponsors there!
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Hi Susan, Thanks.  I am looking forward to joining the group.  I've just written my first letters to my correspondent children  :) Unfortunately I haven't received the e-mail to join the group though :(

Just like to add - love the US online letter writing system :)
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Thanks so much Emily. I look forward to learning and sharing.
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Alright...So it seems that I write letters at blazing speed and also am being overwelmed with the desire to have kids from each country. To start me off on this goal, may I please be added to the correspondent list for 2 children from El Salvador adn 2 from Sri Lanka?
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Lindsay it is wonderful that we are part of this sponsor program to give the children someone who will love, write and pray for them. I am also trying to get a girl from every country, It just blesses me to see those of us reaching out to these beautiful children.
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That's great Lindsay! Let's get you started :). You're now on the list for four more children. Hope you get them soon!
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Hello ladies! Can I figure out what number I am on the regular list? Thanks!
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Good morning, Kate! Certainly! You are at about number 6 out of 128 requests on the main correspondent waiting list right now. I figure you should be getting another precious child in the next week or so. :)
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Awesome. Thank you! Just trying to figure out how many more are coming my way. :) Also, just to clarify, the 3 year old request has been removed since I got one from the Kenyan batch after all, correct? If not, can I get it removed?
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I will look forward to seeing a new sweet little face soon!
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Kate, regrettably, it is difficult to tell if your request for a three year old was removed or fulfilled but it is gone now. You did receive a three year old from Kenya earlier this week and that could have been it. The only request that you have out right now was the one that I mentioned and this one was for a younger girl from India, Peru, or Guatemala. Please let me know if you need to make any changes at this point. 
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Perfect. That's totally fine. I wanted to make sure I didn't end up with 2 3 year olds so that's fine. :) and that other request can be for a child from anywhere. Id love Peru or Guatemala (I already got one from India) but I am open to whoever God sends my way. Though I would prefer somewhere other than Africa since I have so many African beauties. :)
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Kate, I changed your request to be for anywhere but especially Peru or Guatemala. :)
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Thank you. I would really love to have one from either of those countries but I just love other cultures in general. :) I didn't realize my request was for speific countries till just now. No wonder it was taking so long. Lol! :) I guess I forgot I said that. ;)
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Susan I know I have a letter coming from Evanna digna Esteban darlison aveleyd and sriwulan and sophonie but I have not gotten any of those has it been two weeks yet on the letters plus my cousin michelle Fitzpatrick just sponsored a boy I was corrospodent of who lost his sponsor his name is Elijah and she said she wanted me to stay his corrospodent when will he be added back to my account
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Susan, you can change my request up to a 12 hear old. I got several little ones from the Kenya group so I wouldn't mind an older one.
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Chelsie, because of the holidays it may have taken a few extra days for these letters to get in the mail to you from being processed in our office. I hope that you receive these letters very soon! :). Also, I see that you spoke with one of our representatives regarding Elijah yesterday. Once your cousin makes the first donation for Elijah making the sponsorship official, we will be able to add him to your account as your correspondent. Please have Michelle contact us once she is ready to make the first donation and at that time we can place Elijah on your account.

Kate, I have updated your request to be a child up to 12 years old. 
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Thank you!
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Susan or Emily, question on my latest two Kenya girls--Lucy KE4200887 and Brenda--KE8180280.  I asked by email about their receiving of letters, and got this answer: 
   Lucy has received letter but Brenda has not.
        Could you give me a bit more detail than that?  I know it really doesn't matter or affect my writing, just I am interested :)  My account number is 2580053.  Guess you need that....
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Thank u and she will pay next month so I will let her know
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Debbie, Lucy received two letters in 2013 and one letter in 2014 and she has had two sponsors. Brenda has actually received a few letters. She got two in 2007, 2008, and 2010. It is possible that the representative that emailed you just looked under the wrong child. I apologize for the confusion. Hopefully this helps you :).
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I wanted to check to see if I had any letters on the way. I have been waiting on my first letter from Edwin in Nicaragua. 
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Emily

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Hi Casey! We just received letters for you from Blessilela and Shadrack so you can look forward to those :). There may be a letter from Edwin on its way to you that we just do not see yet. I hope that you receive one from him very soon!
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Casey

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Thank you Emily!
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Jennifer Harre

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Good morning! I'd like to get jpegs and sponsorship/ gift history info for these sweet kids: (EC4640059) and (KE7170179). Also, could I be added to the list for 2 more older kids? Thanks :)
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Susan

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Good morning, Jennifer! There is an email coming your way with the photos and history for these two children as you requested. Also, I have added you to the correspondent waiting list for two older children. 
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Marissa

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Can I be added to the correspondent list for a girl from Thailand? I am already on the list for a girl from Peru, but I would also like one from Thailand. Thanks! #3297568
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Deb Blickenstaff

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Can you put me on the list for a girl from LK and a girl from PE?
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Susan

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Hi Marissa and Deb! I have added both of your requests to our correspondent waiting list. Thanks again for writing to these precious children! It is really a huge encouragement to them!
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Esther Wisner

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Hi! I would like to become a correspondent for a girl from Thailand and a little boy from Ethiopia, both age 9 or younger please! ^.^
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Susan

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Hi Esther! As you requested, I have added you to our waiting list for two correspondents - a girl from Thailand and a boy from Ethiopia. :)
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Kate

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Good morning ladies! I just wanted to do a quick check. Last I heard, I was number 5 on the list, but I've seen several people get their littles in the last 3 business days so I just wanted to clarify where I'm at? Thanks!
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TracAn

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Did you request anything special about your child like country or anything? Maybe a child that fits your request has not come available or someone who has not had a child got theirs first. The number on the list is now always accurate to when You get a child because they try to fill new requests first. I am also waiting again too .. lol so understand the desire to have another beautiful child on my account .. Nana has been waiting for her boy for quite awhile she is high on the list now too,
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Kate

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No. It should be an unspecified request for a girl under 12. So I was just checking to see where I'm at at this point.
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TracAn

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ah well I tried, mine is specific so it will probably be awhile .. I do not mind waiting right now as I am trying to learn the name, country and age of each of the girls I have now. I got several new girls over the holiday with Kenya and others.
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:) my next few will probably be specific countries as I would like to add these a little slower. I also got several over the holidays so I'm taking some time to get to know them. So I'll plan on getting my next ones slower on purpose. But I'm hoping to get my last request filled in the next couple days bc I have a group of letters going out and would like to do her intro at the same time. :)
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TracAn

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checking my account for new faces is still being done every day a couple times, do not want to miss her if she comes to my life .. lol
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Kate

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Same here! :)
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Hi Kate! You are number four on the list now. Regrettably, we haven't had too many girls under twelve lately so that's why it is taking a little longer. Just as a reminder, the length of time that it takes to receive a correspondent child is not so much dependent on where you are on the list but whether or not you have a correspondent child currently, whether you made specific requests for age, gender, or country, and which children happen to become available for this program at the time. I am praying you receive a new little girl soon though!
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Kate

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Thanks for checking. I'll keep waiting and hoping! I'd just seen several little girls posted on the Facebook page the last few days, so I wanted to check and see.
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Kate

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You can go ahead and change the request up to age 14. I was going to request my next ones as older, so go ahead and up this one to 14.
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Kate, it looks like we just assigned you a seven year old boy. I know that you typically ask for girls and I know the request said specifically a girl. I am so sorry for our error. Please let me know if you would like me to re-assign this boy to another correspondent or if you would still like to make a request for a girl 14 or under. If you want to keep him, I'll send out his photos and history for you. :) 
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Kate

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Susan, I have gone back and forth about this and prayed about it since I saw the note. It's been a hard decision. He is absolutely precious and I would love to keep him! But logistically, I think it would be best if he is transfered to someone else. It does break my heart to give him back, but I need to make the best decision for both of us, and I think that it's probably best to have him transfered over. Can I get my previous request resubmitted back into the same place? Or will I have to wait again?
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Susan I would be glad to take him and still stay on list
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Kate, not a problem. I will find a different correspondent for this boy. Again, I am so sorry for our error. He won't even know that this went on on our end because only a day has gone by at this point. I will also find a girl under fourteen to assign to you just as soon as there is one available. Currently, no children are available but I am asking Janna to be looking as well so that we can give you priority. 

Chelsie, I will be choosing a correspondent for this boy from those who have already requested in an attempt to be fair to everyone. 
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Kate

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Dont worry about it. I totally understand. I was so very close to keeping him! He looks like an absolute bundle of joy! But logistically, I decided I needed to give him back. I pray that he will be blessed with someone wonderful!
Thank you. I will look forward to meeting her!
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Hi Susan, I was wondering if it was also possible to find out where I am on the list? I feel like I should be on it 3 times, probably in different places, but I'm not entirely sure.
Thanks so much. :)
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Hi Erin! Your first request is at about number 7 on our list. The second request is at about 25 on our list. The third request is 31. There are currently 157 requests on the list. 
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chelsie2010

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Susan I know I am on the list but I dont know where so could u tell me and leave me on general list like u have me but add me to the list for other child from Bangladesh and Thailand n 2 from Sri Lanka 2 from hondrous thank you
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Hello, I would like to be added to the list for one correspondence child. Any aged child, boy or girl, from a Spanish speaking country preferably. Thank you! :) Sponsor #2826657
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Chelsie,

Your requests are numbers 4 and 143-155 out of 167 requests currently. 

I noticed that you had chatted with Tom yesterday who added you to the list for the same countries/numbers of children plus one from two from India, one from Colombia, and four from Uganda. Are you wanting your request here to be in addition to the one's you had requested over chat? 
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Amy Jo, we are so grateful for your desire to bless and encourage a child through your letters! I just added your request to our waiting list. As soon as a child becomes available for this program, we will send you their packet of information so that you can begin the letter writing relationship.
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chelsie2010

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Susan yes would you please add them as additonal request plus 2 from Hatai I forgot those yesterday and please still leave me as is on the general list to
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Susan

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Chelsie, I added the requests above plus two children from Haiti.
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chelsie2010

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Susan I forgot to ask for 2 from Togo 2 from Nicaragua and 2 from El Salvador and 2 from phillipines thank you and please leave me on general list also. I am still waiting for some letters to come in but I have letters I am getting ready to mail online it's such a blessing to write these kids
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Chelsie, I know that you are very excited and passionate about letter writing right now, which is great! :) The letter writing aspect is an important part of our program here at Compassion, because it greatly encourages the children to succeed. However, we need to see a history of you writing to all of the children you currently have before adding any additional children. You have been a correspondent sponsor for less than a year and already have more correspondent children than most of our other correspondent sponsors. We are very concerned that you will not be able to sustain such a commitment. If by June 2015 you are still writing faithfully to all of your children, we will take additional requests at that time. 
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chelsie2010

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Can I still stay on the do not remove list so I get them more gradually
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Chelsie, this is what we are looking at: All of the correspondent sponsors who currently have numbers close to your numbers, have also been with us for at least three years. They have demonstrated an ability to write to that many children over a few years time. We will not add someone to the "Do Not Remove" list unless they have been with us for several years as well. For this reason, I do not believe that it is unreasonable to ask you to wait until you have been with us for at least a year before you receive any additional children. In fact, it may be more reasonable to ask you to wait two years instead of five months. We are doing this not because we want to be grouchy and put our foot down about our correspondents receiving wonderful blessings. We do this as advocates for the precious children we serve. We have just seen too many heartbreaking situations in which sponsors sign up for more than they can handle and then end up stopping large numbers of their commitments. It does effect the children when they get tossed around from sponsor to sponsor and correspondent to correspondent. We are trying to avoid more heartache for our kids, if at all possible. 
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Thanks, Chelsie, I got your newest comment. I'm not sure why it is not letting you post here. I could be that this post is getting a little long with 100 comments. There tends to be more errors at that point. I need to create a new thread to prevent errors. Oh and yes, you can keep Elijah. :)
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Deb Blickenstaff

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Can you add me to the list for an older girl from El Salvador, thank you so much!
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Susan

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Hi Deb! I just added you to the list. :)
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Esther Wisner

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Hi! May I please be put on the list for a little girl from Brazil and a little girl from Ethiopia, both age 9 years old or younger?

Also, I was wondering if my little girl who was pulled from the program, Wendy, will receive my letter despite being pulled from the program?
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Hi Esther! As you requested, I have added you to the waiting list for two more correspondent girls. Regrettably, it looks like this last letter arrived in our USA office after Wendy had left the program so we were unable to send the letter to her at that point. You had her for a really short time! I am so sorry. :( 

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