Why am I still paying for sponsorship?

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I was told when I sponsored a child it was until they were 18, then I was told it was going to continue until Nov. 2018 and now I see it has gone beyond that with another payment from my account for Dec.....WHY? She is now 18and a half...(child info: Sarah Eva Salto Mamani
Sponsored since March 7, 2007
Birthday: Eva will be 19 on June 30, 2019
Funding: Your commitment amount is $38 per month Edit Direct Payment Plan
Gender: Female
Location: Bolivia
Child ID: BO042400175
Age: 18
Center: Iglesia Evangélica de Dios Boliviana "MEJILLONES"
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Steve Karcher

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Posted 4 days ago

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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In most countries, sponsorship actually ends at older than age 18. the absolute oldest they can be in the program is the day they turn 23.  The "Oldest" age for Compassion is 22 but some centers think that means the day they turn 22 and some  allow them to spend their 22nd year.  Other centers kids age out of at 18. My oldest sponsored child (in Ecuador) was supposed to leave at the end of her 18th year and ended up leaving early, when she turned 18. But I know at other centers in Ecuador they can stay on longer.
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Steve, thank you for reaching out to us today! I apologize for the confusion about the graduation age of your sponsored child. What Sarah said is correct, and I also see you called in earlier this morning and was able to cancel your sponsorship at that time. Please let us know if there's anything else that you need from us!