May I get more children to write to?

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Hello,
I write to one child in Ecuador, I would love to write to more children also in other countries. May I write to more than one and how?
My sponsor number is 3343360
Deb
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Hi Deb! I'd be happy to add you to the waiting list for more correspondent sponsorships! There is currently no limit on the number of children you could write to. How many would you like me to put you down for? 

Just to clarify, these children are sponsored, it's just that their financial sponsor has decided that they are unable to write the letters. 
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I would love to be put on this waiting list, what would I need to do?
Farah Everswick
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Hi Farah! I just added you to the list for another correspondent child. :)
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I would like three more, I have several in Africa, one in Ecuador, would love some form other continents if possible. Thank you so much. Deb
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
New child disappeared off of my account???.


I had a new child to write to in my account but he is now gone. What does that mean, and will I have a new child to replace him soon?? I am waiting for three new children to write to.
I have one in Ecuador, and waiting for more. Thank you.
Deborah Eklund
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Deb, I am so sorry but there was a mix-up and that child was placed on your account as an error. However, you are still on the list for 1 correspondent child and I just added you to the list again for an additional 3. You should be receiving some very soon. :)
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I have three draft letters that I cannot cancel to this boy in Kenya, Elisha, because he was removed from my account. He was first put there by mistake. How can they be canceled.???? Sponsor #3343360.
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Deb, 

Again, I am so sorry for the inconvenience this error on our part caused! To delete these drafts, please log into the "My Account" section of www.compassion.com. Click the button to "Write My Child." Click the link to "View All" in the "Drafts" section. 



You will then be able to click "Delete" for each individual letter and they will be deleted. 


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I tried this, but the three draft letters are for a child that was removed from my account because he was put their by mistake. And because he is not in my account no longer the "deletes" will not work. Maybe they have to be stuck there. Sponsor #3343360 Deborah Eklund
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Again, Deb, I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. Those drafts will have to stay there.
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I would like to be put on the correspondence list too! Is there an extra fee for that?
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Hi Loryn! No, there is not an extra fee for being a correspondent sponsor. It's free! :) I have added you to the waiting list. As soon as a child becomes available for this program, we will send you their packet of information.
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Great! Thank you! :)
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That was so fast! A new child has already come up in my account! Can I be put down for two more children to write to?

Thank you!
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Great! I added you back to the list for two more children. Thank you so much for your desire to bless and encourage children in need through your letters! 
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I am thrilled to how quickly you have fulfilled my desire to more children to write to. I now have on in Euador, Africa, India, Caribbean, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
I am also waiting for a girl child from the northern area of the Dominican Republic which is very specified.
I would only ask for one more from Northeast Haiti possibly a girl. And then one from any place you choose for me.
Thank you again.
God bless you.
In Him alone.
Deb
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These are the children in our Living Christ Orphanage in Cap Haitien, Haiti in 2011. A Serving Heart, Deb
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These are the children in our Living Christ Orphanage in Cap Haitien, Haiti in 2011. A Serving Heart. Deb
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Hi, could I be added to the list?
Just to clarify, we do not pay for these children, but just write to them? Do the children know that we are not their sponsor?
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Hi Julia! I just added you to the waiting list. Yes, this program is free and you are not responsible for support for them. We leave it up to the center staff to communicate with the children. They will explain the situation to them in whatever way that makes sense in that context. In most cases, the child will refer to you as their sponsor. 
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I would love this as well for my family. Can you add me to the list? How will I know which children I will be responsible for writing?
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This is Dayna Horn by the way.
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Dayna, you will get a packet in the mail just like you do when you sponsor a child. They will show up on your online account as well!
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Hi Dayna! Thank you so much for your interest in encouraging children through your letters! I have added you to the waiting list. As soon as a child becomes available, we will send you their packet of information. 
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Thank you! Very excited about this!
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I sent an email earlier this week. Is that sufficient for being added to the list? Or is there a separate list through the blog?
Would adore an extra child to correspond with-

Blessings-
Dee Blank
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Hi Dee! 

There is just one list. However, it looks like we just assigned a child for you to correspond with just this morning. Happy letter writing!
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I had another question about this process. If the person who financially sponsors the child that I'm corresponding with decides to stop sponsoring them, will I have to stop writing?

Thanks!
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Loryn, 

If the financial sponsor stops sponsoring the child, we will contact you and ask if you would like to financially sponsor that child. If not, then we will make them available for another sponsor. You would be able to send one last letter, but after that we would need to reserve the letter writing for the next sponsor. 
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Hi Susan,
Okay, I am so happy being a correspondent with my current 6 children. I love the on-line convenience. I am humbly asking you for more children to write to

. I know I am on the list for a girl from the D.R., and for a girl from Haiti. I would love to have many more. No preference would be fine. Also am interested in, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Columbia and El Salvador.

Thank you so much and again I am so blessed by these children in my life.
Deborah Eklund
Sponsor Number: 3343360
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Hi Deb,

I'm glad that you are enjoying writing to children! You're such a blessing! I have added you to the waiting list again for one child from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Colombia, and El Salvador. 
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I was corresponding with a child via the online method of writing, but he has disappeared from my site and i cannot seem to write him anymore though I am getting handwritten letters still from him. I am not his sponsor, just his corresponder. Can someone please contact me at bvance2 [at] yahoo . com

Thank you!
Rebecca Barry
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Becky, I'm so sorry for the confusion and frustration. It looks like your correspondent child's financial sponsor canceled their sponsorship at the end of December and we have been trying to get a hold of you to see if you would like to take over full sponsorship of him. For the time being, he is on hold and no one else may sponsor him. If you would like to sponsor him financially, we can add him back to your account and you are welcome to continue writing to him. Regrettably, if you are not able to sponsor him financially, we have to reserve the letter writing for his next sponsor. You are welcome to send one last letter to him though. Please let me know how you would like to proceed. 
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Susan,
I'd love to sponsor him. I've developed a relationship with him at this point. :) Please go ahead and add Pierre Richard to my account. Thank you! Becky
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Becky, I have Pierre added to your account. I noticed that your other sponsored child is linked to an automatic withdrawal. Would you like Pierre to be linked to this same automatic withdrawal for his support? 
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Hello,

We are a youth group that are working together to sponsor a child,however, we just found out we can write to unsponsored children so we would like to that. We are a group of 18, is there any chance of getting 18 children to write too?
We would truly appreciate it. Thank you
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Hi Kimberly! Yes, our correspondent program is a program in which we connect sponsored children whose financial sponsor is unable to write to them with volunteers who have a heart for encouraging children. If you'd like, we'd be happy to connect your students with sponsored children who need letter writers. The commitment is just that your students agree to write at least two to three times a year (or more would be great!) but there is no financial commitment. If you are still interested in this, please post your current sponsored child's ID number here, call 800-336-7676, or email ciinfo@us.ci.org to be placed on the waiting list for this program. 
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We can always write to more children. In the last couple weeks we added 3 to write to, but when we called your phone center I was told we could only write to 3 children. Is there any way to write to more or is 3 the max we can write to?
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Hi Cassandra! I'm so sorry for the confusion. We used to have a limit of 3 correspondent children per sponsor. However, we lifted this limit a year or so ago. We'd be happy to add you to the waiting list for however many children you feel you can commit to writing to. I'll be sure to remind the representative who told you this of our change in policy. How many would you like me to put you down for? :) 
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I was wondering if I could be put on the waiting list for some correspondant children in Thailand and India. Thank you!
Sponsor number is 3406655
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Brandy, As you requested, I just added you to the correspondent waiting list for some children from Thailand and India. 
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Hi Susan,

We can commit to 6 more correspondent children. We would sponsor more children if we had money, so writing and encouraging them is the next best thing.

Cassandra SN# 3405510
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My Goodness, Cassandra, how very kind of you! I just added you to the waiting list for six more children. :)
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I currently am sponsoring a 5 year old in Indonesia but cannot currently afford to take on additional financial commitments. I am eager to commit to writing to 3 more children from any country/continent. Please put me on the list.
Thank you,
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Hi Cynthia! Thank you so so much for your willingness to encourage children in need through your letters! I just added you to the waiting list for three children to write to. As soon as a child becomes available for this program, we will send you their packet of information.
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