We started our sponsorship in January. How long does it usually take to receive our first letter from our child?

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It can take about 3-4 months for a letter to reach you from your child.  Sometimes, children will have their first introductory letter to a sponsor written before they are even sponsored and then you might get it a little bit faster than that.  They do say that if you have not heard from your child after the first 4 months of sponsorship that you can let the Compassion office know and they will do an inquiry for you.   The good news is that mail should start speeding up significantly next month when letters will be scanned and e-mailed rather than snail mailed...so maybe you will see something soon.  It seems like forever to get the first letter sometimes!   You can write your kiddo even while waiting for your letter - he/she is just as excited to hear from you !
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Darlene Johnson

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Thank you for your help:) We're new at this, and just anxious to hear from her. I have continued to write her while I wait. Hopefully she has received something from us by now.
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We have sponsored somebody in December. Sent 4 letters and 2 packages. Received nothing back so far.
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Darlene, I just wanted to let you know that a letter from Ruth has been processed in Colorado and mailed out to you. You should receive it soon :)! She is so cute! Togo is a wonderful country to sponsor a child from, so I hope you have a wonderful time getting to know this sweet little girl!
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Newsponsor, I know you have been waiting for so long to hear from Tasil and have been sending so many encouraging letters to him while you wait. I don't see a letter from him yet, but let me know if you don't receive one by April 16 and I will send an inquiry for you. I am praying that a letter shows up before the end of this month!
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Sarah, It is already April 20 and we have not received any letter from Tasil so far. You said you can check if any letters are on the way. 
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Sarah, It is already April 20 and we have not received any letter from Tasil so far. You said you can check if any letters are on the way. 
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Newsponsor, thank you so much for letting us know! I just sent off an inquiry to ask Tasil to write you a letter ASAP. 

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