Notification that our child has received our letters?

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We have sent numerous letters-both online and by mail-to our child in the last two months. How will we know if and when she has received any of them?
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Leslie Bocker

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Emily James

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Hi Leslie!  That's wonderful that you have written so faithfully to your child these last few months!  It takes 2-3 months for children to receive letters by the time they are mailed to the country, translated, and then delivered to the kids.  Therefore, she is probably just starting to receive your letters now.  I'm sure she'll be thrilled to get them!  

She will then write a response letter, which can also take 2-3 months to get back to you.  I know this can sound like a long timeline, but with continued correspondence you two should be able get in a rhythm.  Compassion kids are required to write twice a year but will respond up to six times if you write that often. 
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Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! We were just wondering if there was a way to know for sure when she gets her letters or emails-to know that they actually arrived! We will be patient-we have another card going out to her today! :)
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Hi Leslie! I am so sorry that it is taking so long to receive that first letter from Ashika. As Emily mentioned it can take some time to get that letter writing relationship going. In fact, we typically say that the first letter should come within the first four months of sponsorship. If you don't hear from Ashika by October, please let us know and we would be happy to check on her. In the mean time, I sincerely hope you hear from her very soon! 
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Thanks for the info! I knew it would take awhile, I was just hoping there was some mechanism in place just to let us know if she actually received our letters or e-letters yet. But we will be patient! I have another little card going out to her today! :)

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