Question about available children on website

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This is more curiosity than anything, but is there any purposeful pattern to the groups of children that get added to the website?  I've noticed that sometimes a lot of children from one center will be added all at once (and sometimes they are all red heart children).  A week or 2 ago a huge bunch of children from BO612 were all added & all had been waiting a long time.  Is it likely they were all let go by their sponsor at once (if sponsored by church or corporation or something)?  Also, once in awhile a big bunch of cute lil' babies will be added all at once----all from BO or EC or NI.  Is that done on purpose?  Like someone just deciding it's time to add 50 Bolivian babies. Just wondered how those choices came to be, or if it is just random.  Thank you!
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Joseph

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Joseph that's a great question! We want to get children sponsored as quickly as possible and we do have a method for putting children onto our website.

Our team that consigns children to events and the website, gets a report that is emailed every morning. The report has a breakdown for every country, and then sub categories that state gender and ages for each country. They check this report daily to see which countries need more children added.  For example, we try to have 20 boys and 20 girls ages 3-5 from Burkina Faso on the web so when the count on the web drops below 10 that category will show up on our report as needing more children.  Now, they check the web report daily but add the majority of children on Tuesday.  Weekly we add between 700-1,000 children to the web with the overall goal of having between 2,000-3,000 kids on the site at any time. 

There are times when we don't have children from a certain country available to consign to the web.  Typically, even if there are not a lot of unsponsored children from that country, an effort is made to still get kids onto the web because they get sponsored so quickly! On top of each country's child count, it also has a column for orphans, handicapped, and longest waiting children.  We try to keep these categories full as well and they will also show up on our report when they need to be refreshed. So for example, if a group of children from one project were at an event and didn't all get sponsored, that might be why there are several on our website from that center. Or, if a bunch of children with a handicap were sponsored last week, there might be a big group of them put up there on Tuesday of the next week :). Hope this helps clarify a little bit how we do things! 
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Thank you very much, that is interesting information!

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