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Has my little Raiza from the Phillipines ever had a previous sponsor? If so, may I get her earlier photo? Thank you!
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Can I ask the same question for my two boys too?

I have another curious question here: It shows "Waiting for ** days" on some children's page. Say if a child is made available again after being sponsored, the number days is count from the beginning when he/she joined the program, or is it from the day his/her previous sponsor cancel?

I have this question because when I search with a certain birthday, sometimes a child didn't come up the first time, but a few days later when I search again, he comes up with something like "Waiting 200 days".

Thanks!
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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When a child's packet is out at an event to be sponsored, they are taken off the website.  The "Waiting for * days" is since the day the previous sponsor cancelled. I sponsored a boy who was 180-ish days waiting. After talking to a previous correspondent who knew when she was notified his financial had cancelled. She could not pick him up but had been keeping an eye on him on the website and praying for him.
Coincidentally, we had been looking at the same boy to pick up. She sealed the deal for us by telling us a bit more about him! 
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Hi Adri! Sarah is right! :) The date shown of how long a child is waiting is since the day they were registered in the program if not previously sponsored, or it is since the day the previous sponsor cancelled. Our heart is to have children waiting less time for a sponsor, so we are prayerfully hopeful that children will not be waiting so long in the future. 
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Sarah & Christina, thank you for answering my question! Now I am clear why I suddenly see a child with "Waiting for ** days!".

And Christina, can you also tell me if my sponsored children have previous sponsors? I am curious to know :) Thanks!
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Adri, neither of your kiddos have had previous sponsors :).
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Adri Matsui

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Thanks Sarah!
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I sponsor a number of older children, so I am also wondering about previous sponsors and photos. Thank you!
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Hi Briana! I'm happy to look into this for you :). Since you have many wonderful children, which children specifically would you like me to help you with? 
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Osius, Thayalak, Pathida "Jig-saw", and Krizza "Kring Kring". I'm guessing I'm the first sponsor to the younger children, but if I'm not, I'd like to know more about this, too. Thanks again! :)
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Briana -- you might want to provide child ID #s. They can no longer see First names easy.
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Hi Briana! I am emailing you all of this information now :).
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i have never had any sponsor before this is the first time i am applying for one. Thank you
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Carolyne, please email us at socialmedia@compassion. com for more information on sponsorship.
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Hi Rebekah! Raiza has actually never been sponsored before and only has one photo at this time. The neat thing is that you get to know her from the very beginning of her time in Compassion's program and will see her grow and change over the years! One of my favorite things about having chosen my first girl when she was newly enrolled in the program is that I have all of her photos and have seen just how much Jesus has changed her life over the last seven years :)!
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Thankmyou! That is very exciting
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Rebekah Bell

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What about Eloisa from Honduras?
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Hi Rebekah! I am sending you an email.

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