Writing to Sisters!! Any tips for writing to siblings?

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I am so happy to have found this support network.  I am a relatively new sponsor of five children.  Well, up until this weekend I was only sponsoring three children until I came across two little girls from the Dominican Republic - SISTERS!!! And twins (both the same age and born on the same day):  Ana Patricia De Leon De los Santos and Ana Elianni De Leon De los Santos.  When I saw them, oh my goodness, they REALLY tugged at my heartstrings (or maybe it was God nudging me???) and I couldn't just sponsor only ONE of them.  So, I was just wondering if anyone had tips for writing to siblings? Thank you in advance. Your advice is greatly, greatly appreciated.

P.S. Maybe it's just me, but I swear that's the first time I saw sisters/siblings at the same time on Compassion's website.  
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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I've seen a few twins. A pair of girls in Mexico. A pair of boys in Burkino Faso (I believe)
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Andrea Watt

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Compassion centers usually go one child per family until they run out of the family's in greatest need so usually the center is full before they can register any siblings. They make an exception for allowing twins to be registered together.
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Hi Missy!
We are so thankful that God was able to help you in the right direction to sponsor these two sweet twins! Our God is amazing and always knows exactly what we need! :)
As Andrea said above, it is very uncommon to have more than one kiddo per family in the program. However, we do typically make an exception and register both twins. 
I have heard from other sponsors in the past that they have made a huge effort to learn about the children separately. I have heard advice given that if you have multiple kiddos and send the same letter to each of them, that it may be nice to change it up a little for your twins. I would encourage you to learn about each child individually and then ask them specific questions. I have heard from others who have sponsored twins or siblings that they really appreciate knowing that you are putting effort into them individually. I could imagine if I were in their shoes, I would truly appreciate knowing you wanted to get to know me for me. :)   

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