I want to transfer sponsorship

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My child moved out of Compassion's coverage area. I stayed on giving to the foundation without a child to sponsor, but I did not intend to take on another child. Apparently the organization took it upon itself to put another child under my sponsorship. I don't want to sponsor anyone else. I was not asked about this. If I had been, I would have declined. I will stay on as her sponsor until someone else can be found to take over, but after that I do not wish to be involved with the organization any longer. Please understand me very clearly: I want to terminate my account, but PLEASE DO NOT leave my child without a sponsor. I will stay on until someone else takes up her sponsorship. Please respond at your earliest convenience.
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Andrew Wiegand

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Hi Andrew, I'm another sponsor like you, but I'm sorry that you're upset sir. I believe Compassion adopted this policy at the request of a majority of sponsors as most sponsors go on to sponsor another child if their child ever leaves the program. They always send out a letter to let the sponsor know that another child will be added to their account and to give the sponsor the opportunity to decline, if they prefer, but it sounds like you did not receive that letter, and I apologize. I know that in order for Compassion to find another sponsor for the child that you are currently sponsoring, they will need to take her off of your account. This will leave her without a sponsor, but please know that, since she is already registered in Compassion's program, she would be supported by the Unsponsored Children's Fund and will continue to receive all the benefits of Compassion's program except for encouraging letters from a sponsor. Would you like to cancel your sponsorship at this time so that she can be made available to another sponsor?
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Hi Andrew! I am so sorry that Compassion disappointed you in the way we handle these situations. Like Adam stated, we will absolutely find a new sponsor for Amy, but we will need to remove her from your account in order to do so.. If you would just confirm that's ok to do, I will put her back up for sponsorship today. Our intention with putting a new child on a sponsor's account after the previous child leaves is certainly not to deceive anyone. We've found that the majority of sponsors want to continue sponsoring a child, so we send a packet of a new child to them via mail. Sponsors have a certain amount of time to contact us if they do not wish to sponsor the child before the child is officially put on the account and the sponsorship starts. It sounds like you didn't receive that communication piece stating that, for which I am so sorry. Our heart is truly to find loving sponsors for each one of the waiting children in our program. We are very grateful for the investment you were able to make in Yadira's life while she was in the program, and though she can no longer be in the program I know she will treasure your family and your letters for many years to come.
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"we will absolutely find a new sponsor for Amy, but we will need to remove her from your account in order to do so"

If I'm understanding correctly, that there is no way to transition her to a new sponsor without dropping her back in to the system, then I will stay on and continue to sponsor her.
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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That is correct, Andrew. I will go ahead and keep Amy on your account then. I do apologize for the confusion, and I hope you will be as blessed to sponsor Amy as she is to know you.
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Andrew Wiegand

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If Amy for any reason can no longer be in the program at any point, or if it becomes possible in the future to transition a child to a new sponsor without dropping them back into the system, then please just terminate my account at that time. Thank you.
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Good afternoon, Andrew. If Amy would leave the program, for any reason, we will notify you with the details, and, at that time, your sponsorship and donations will stop. Thank you for your willingness to continue Amy's sponsorship. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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If this helps at all, and hoping this doesn't add any confusion, I noticed on another post that it looks like it's possible to transfer sponsorship if it's to a friend. If you still wish to not be a sponsor, this may be an opportunity for you. I'm only a sponsor as yourself, so I don't know if this is accurate. But it might be something to ask about. In the post I saw, someone wanted to transfer their sponsorship to a certain friend of their's, and the responses received made it sound possible. God bless.
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