Needed: an Update on the Status of Compassion in India

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Is Compassion still blocked from providing support in India due to Indian laws?  What is happening to the money that we contribute each month for our sponsored child?  A letter told us many months ago that it would go into an account for our child; however, I feel that Compassion needs to keep us updated and let us know whether the money will get to our child anytime soon.  it seems disheartening to continue to send money if it is not reaching or helping our child, especially when there are others who need those funds.
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Anita Taylor

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John

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Hello, I also have a child in India and was told that my monthly sponsorship would be held in an account until this was worked out. I called a few months ago and spoke to someone, they said the centers were in good shape for awhile. Since have contacted Compassion several times by chat or email. No new news unfortunately. Our letters are still going through. I just received one from Alan. They did say this was a sensitive situation and asked for our patients.  Maybe on Monday we will hear some good news. Sorry I don't have more information for you. I'm in the same boat.
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Anita, I wouldn't say "Indian laws." However, yes, the government is blocking us from sending support (unjustly, we believe) and we are trying to work things out with them. As a result, we need to be really careful about what we say about the situation on social media. You are welcome to email us at socialmedia@compassion.com and we will tell you what we can. We would also be happy to make any changes to your support that you need to make at this time. Thank you for understanding the sensitivity of the situation. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I'm wondering if you got things straightened out with India's government so that ....

I received a letter telling me that the money I was sending my child was being held in an account until certain issues could be worked out with India's government. I want to make sure she is getting her monthly support.
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Nancy, you are welcome to continue sending letters. Please rest assured that the staff are very aware of what is going on and will tell your child as it is developmentally appropriate. 
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Nancy McKechnie

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That's my main concern, that she will think I no longer want to help her and her family financially.
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Christina, Employee

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Nancy, I understand your concern in wanting to make sure your child knows that you are still loving and supporting her and her family. Rest assured that Amitha knows you are still her sponsor and that you care for her. Letters are still being distributed, and that is why we encourage you to continue writing. Amitha will still receive your letters, and they will be confirmation for her that you are still supporting her. Thank you so much for the love and concern you have for your sweet girl. 
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I really don't want to give up on my child, but I am having trouble sending a letter via online and not knowing anything is dishearting.
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HeartofDavid, I am so sorry that the situation we are working through in India and your trouble with our online letter tool has caused such discouragement! Thank you so much for truly desiring to encourage Liyamol, especially during this difficult time in her country. We are still working through this situation with the Indian government. Being a very sensitive situation, we need to be careful about what is said online, but I would be happy to answer any questions I can through our email address, socialmedia@compassion.com. Also, can you tell me more about what specifically is giving you trouble when you try writing online? I'd love to help troubleshoot it for you!
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Susan, thank you for replying.  I will have to send an email.  I wasn't aware that the situation was so sensitive until I posted.  We love our sponsored child, and don't want to lose him.  But as others are saying, we feel left out of the loop and we don't want our little boy to be in need.

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