Question about living situation of correspondent child

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I received a new correspondent child today and his photo on the app is circled in red where all my other children are circled in blue? Does this have any significance I should know about before writing. Also it says cared for by OLANSI where all my other children have a name of who cares for them or it says Mother. Do you know if this is just a name that got entered in all caps or a children’s organization of some kind and if so, what kind. I just don’t want my first letter to be insensitive. I was preparing to write when I noticed the all caps name and then the red. Maybe the red is cause I’ve not written yet and I just didn’t notice on my other kids.
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Children's names are circled in red when you have not written to them in a certain amount of time (60 days? Not sure) it is FANTASTIC that all of your other kids are in blue! It means you write regularly!
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Thank you.so glad I can turn this little fellows circle blue. It breaks my heart to imagine being the one never getting a letter (yes, I was often the one chosen last for kickball at recess. What a little thing it seems as an adult but God is so gracious to use the memory of that feeling to help alleviate another child’s sadness in some small way).
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Hi Ann! Sarah's answer is indeed correct :). The red circle indicates that a child hasn't received a letter in some time, and since Edrin is a new kiddo, he hasn't received a letter yet. Thank you so much for accepting sweet Edrin into your Compassion family, and I'm sure that he is going to be so excited to begin receiving your letters! We care deeply about child protection and privacy, so I cannot provide specific family information here on this public forum, but I am happy to answer your questions via email. I am sending you an email with Edrin's family information now :). If you have any additional questions about Edrin or your other kiddos, we are happy to answer them via email as well. Thank you! 
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Christina, I have not received an email regarding Edrin yet. We’re you able to find out about his living situation. I had written a first letter but it appears to have disappeared in my app so I will write again and send tomorrow as I don’t want him to have to wait any longer than necessary. If there is something you could share via email I appreciate it.
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Hi Ann, I'm so sorry you never received Christina's email. That's very odd. I'll go ahead and email you Edrin's family information!
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Thank you so much Christina. I am probably even happier to gave Edwin than he will be to have me.

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