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With the arrival of more profile videos of kids waiting for sponsors (if people want to search, BR417 and PE339 if you haven't seen any yet), I had one question. If a person sponsors one of the kids, do they get to keep the video? Is there a way to have the video sent to the sponsor in a retainable format off the Compassion website? I'm curious because another sponsor said that quite awhile back she sponsored a child with a video, but I think I read that the video disappeared after the child was sponsored and she was unable to have it sent to her.
I am SO excited to see this feature turning up more frequently and it's such a temptation. Hopefully my finances will allow me to indulge myself again sometime in the near future.
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Lindsay! If your child has a video, the video will show up in the "My Sponsorships" section on your "My Account" once you sponsor that child. However, if there is a glitch, and that video is not showing up, just let us know. We can send you a private link to the video on Vimeo.
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Christian Vance

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Just curious where do you find profile videos? My wife and I currently sponsor 3 Children. Two boys in El Salvador and one girl in Uganda! Would love to see videos of children in need of a sponsor! Thank you.
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Christian, in my original post I listed 2 centers that currently have a number of videos up. There are af ew more in Brazil and at least one in Indonesia that also have a good number of videos up right now, too, but I don't know their center numbers offhand. If you use the tool to search for a child, there's an option where you can search by center. Just enter in one of the center numbers I listed above and look through the kids. There'll be a "Watch My Video" thing on their profile if they're one of the kids who have one.
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Debbie Skacel Tovar

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If you go on the website, under Brazil, Indonesia, and I think Peru, you will see the 'Watch My Video" note under some of the kids.
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Christian, regrettably, we only have videos for children in select areas at this time. If we have a video for your children, you will see them in the "My Sponsorships" page once you log in. 
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Christian Vance

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Thanks for the info!
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Athena

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There are also some for kids in the Philippines.
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Teresa Dawn

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And I saw a lot of videos for Mexico too :)
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I caved the other week and sponsored the little boy in Brazil I had been watching. Would it be possible to get a video link to him that I could share? I'd like to be able to show my friends/family and don't necessarily want them poking around my Conpassion account.
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I have a similar request. We just started sponsoring Andres and I can see his video if I pull it up on the desktop site, but it's a bit of a production to share when the topic comes up in conversation. Is the video available in a format I could save and share more readily?
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Hi Debi! I have good news for you! We just created a new landing page for those children who have videos. Please use: http://mychild.info/ET5780035/ and replace ET5780035 with your child's number. :) Does this work for the purposes you are wanting it for?
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Thanks, Susan! I've added it as a favorite bookmark, which makes it readily accessible -- that'll work :D
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Thank you Susan for providing that link, I'm so excited to find it! I recorded the video for Angeles on my phone before I clicked to sponsor, just in case, but this is such better quality. I love watching and getting a little glimpse of her personality in action, so much more so than a picture offers. Watching it was how I knew I needed to sponsor sweet Angeles! :)
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Thank you Susan for providing that link, I'm so excited to find it! I recorded the video for Angeles on my phone before I clicked to sponsor, just in case, but this is such better quality. I love watching and getting a little glimpse of her personality in action, so much more so than a picture offers. Watching it was how I knew I needed to sponsor sweet Angeles! :)
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On another note, the videos seem to be limited to the younger children, though older children and young adults are available for sponsorship. I know the videos are new, and still very much in development. Is there a plan for older children to be introduced by video also, or is the intent to focus on the under-10ish range with these?
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Debi, although I cannot give a definite time frame of when this will happen because videos of our children is still a fairly new development as you mentioned, it's definitely a possibility that's been considered and you might see some older children featured in videos in the future :). Keep your eyes peeled! 
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Debi

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My eyes are indeed peeled! The videos offer a glimpse into personality beyond what still photos can give, and I am hopeful about the possibility of seeing older children featured in the future.
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Do profile videos still exist? If so, do any of my children have one?
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Are there videos for any of my children?
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Hi Rebekah and Briana! If any of your children had videos, they would show up in your online accounts. If you don't have any videos on the children's profile pages, it means that none of your kiddos have one.

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