Suitable gifts to take to my child?

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Lord willing, I will be able to visit my almost 16 year old sponsor girl in Haiti this summer. :) Am I allowed to take her gifts (a bag with her name embroidered on it, a cute necklace made from paper beads, etc.)?  If sponsors are allowed to take gifts, are there any official guidelines for what/what not to give? 

Thanks much! :) 

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Haley, that is great that you will be able to visit her. I don't know that there are any specific rules, but I'll let the Compassion folks comment on that. If you can fit it in your suitcase, it is probably ok. I have taken necklaces to my teen kids. I took a huge teddy bear to my girl in Colombia. Now that I look at the pics, I'm not sure how much other stuff I took, lol. Have a great time. I'll be watching this post to see what the gals at Compassion say on this.
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Hi Haley! That is super exciting! I hope you have an amazing trip! We have a list of great things to bring on a visit here. As Garry mentioned, the basic rule is anything that is appropriate for a child and that you can carry in your suit case. I would recommend keeping it small and putting it all in a backpack or Ziploc bag to make it easy for your child to carry it all home. :)

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