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I sent my first letter with the wrong name on it tonight.  UGH!!!  Of course it was to one of my English speakers in Ghana, so he will see it!  Why can't we have a cancel button.  I think when this happens we know within seconds that we have done it.  Why can there not be a cancel button for 30 seconds or something. 
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Sara Hill Loggins

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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Sara! Aw man, I have definitely done the exact same thing before (more than I'd like to admit.) The good news is that our translators are amazing at catching things like that and will likely change it for you. We don't have a cancel button, because we already have a section for you to proofread through your letter right before you click send. It is in that section that you would be able to fix any mistakes that you have made.
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I've always hoped I have not done that! It's good to know that the translators just might catch such a mistake if one is made. Still, I hope if it does happen the child who receives it will be understanding and not get their feelings hurt.
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My child is in an English speaking part of Africa, so there will be no translation.  Unfortunately he will see it. 
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Beth

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Sara, I think I would just explain to him what happened in your next letter. Let him know the letter was for him, but you just made a mistake and typed the wrong name. I would hope he would be forgiving.
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It’s good to know the translators will probably catch the name and correct it.  I’ve worried about doing the same thing when I write.

 I did read an interesting article by someone who has several sponsored and correspondent kids.  She pairs them up as “brothers” and “sisters” and they often ask about their “sibling”.

 If (OK, when) I make the same mistake I’ll let my kids know that there is room in my heart and she/he fills that room. 

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If you know where that article is could you link it? It sounds interesting!
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Steve

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I found it!  It was about nine months ago in this forum.  Try this:  https://support.compassion.com/compassion/topics/should-i-tell-my-sponsored-children-that-i-sponsor-....  If the link doesn't work just Google "Should I tell my sponsored children that I sponsor other children too"

I felt pretty strongly that I wouldn't intentionally tell the kids that I sponsor others.  I'm planning on visiting one in May and one in June.  It would be a lot simpler and cheaper if I didn't "keep them separated".  But the article did make me think.

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He is actually the only child I sponsor that does already know about me corresponding with and sponsoring other children.

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