Is it possible to find a child in a very specific situation?

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I just read an article on the Compassion website, and it got me thinking. Is it possible to find a child that has a child? Like a teen mom? Does compassion allow sponsorship of these kids? Or is it possible to support a specific mother who is pregnant or just had a baby, and follow through with that child into the child sponsorship program?

I hope this makes sense. I was a teen mom with my first, and I have a passion to help those, and reading that article just made me wonder if there was a way to impact another teen mom.

God Bless
Audrey
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Hi Audrey,

For a while they had mother-child sponsorships available on the UK website but I have not seen them lately.  You can ask someone to search for a child that is just graduating from a CSP  (Child Survival Program) that has a young single mom.  In that case you would sponsor the child but you would definitely be helping the mom.  I sponsor a little girl in Uganda that just graduated from a CSP and her mom is single but there are siblings so her mom is not a teen.  It should be possible to sponsor the child of a teen mom which truly would be coming along side the mom and you could write your letters to her and her child.   It would be truly rare for a girl to be in the program from a young age and then have a child and still be in the program for any length of time.  I had one girl that I sponsored that had a baby and she only had the baby in the program because I had encouraged her to ask to extend her graduation date because she had not aged out yet, not because she was pregnant.  I didn't realize she was and she may not have been pregnant when I asked her to extend.  I was so thankful she was still in the program!!


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Hi Audrey! I love seeing God use our past experiences to bless others. Thank you so much for your desire to help out a teen mom. Regrettably, we do not have a way for you to sponsor a teen mom because these girls are often entered into our CSP program and this is where they are assisted through their pregnancy and when the child is born. You are always welcome to donate towards a CSP project to assist young mother's and their babies but it sounds like you are wanting more of a one on one relationship with the mother.

Like Denise mentioned, we may be able to find you a child that has just entered CDSP from CSP by searching through our very young children. The only thing to keep in mind is that we do not have information regarding the age of the mothers, but we might have a child available that does not have a father present.
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Hi Audrey,

I just emailed someone I know that can check at a specific project to see if they have any young children with teen moms.  It is only one project so chances are slim but if there is one I will post on here and let Emily know and she can contact you with the details and you can make a decision at that time.    I hope so much you can find a teen mom to help!   Your experience and wisdom would be such and encouragement to someone!!

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oh wow... Thank you denise. I expected to be told there wasnt an option. But i thought i would ask anyway. Thank you so much for putting in that extra effort for me and a potential mom!!!!

Its things like these that reaffirm that God does move, work, and is very real in life.

Emily

thank you for your response as well... Again you've gone above and beyond!

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Hi Audrey, I just received an email from my contact and she said she will check for you at the CSP if there are any children with a single teen mom. She is very glad for your interest in helping a young woman and child in this situation. So hopefully we will know soon! Just wanted to give you an update!
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Denise youre awesome!!!! Thank you soo much! I cant wait to hear!

God Bless

Audrey

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