Do You Want to Adopt a Child?

Adopt a child or sponsor one? Only you can decide.

When you adopt a child, you become a legal guardian. If your adopted child lives overseas, she must leave her native country to come live with you. You are responsible for all your child's needs. Sponsoring a child is different because it allows children to remain with extended family and friends in their home countries. You provide vital financial assistance, and you have the opportunity to write letters and develop a close relationship. You can even visit your sponsored child if you want! Child sponsorship can be an excellent alternative to adopting a child for some people.

Even though Compassion can't help you adopt a child, we can help you change a child's life and provide hope for the future and for all eternity.

Rather than adopt a child, consider sponsoring a child through Compassion. You'll be providing relief from poverty and demonstrating the love of Jesus. Through Compassion, your child sponsorship support may provide:

  • Food and clean water as needed
  • Educational opportunities
  • Health care (regular health checkups, immunizations, medicine and more)
  • The opportunity to experience God's love and learn about Jesus
  • An intimate relationship with you through letters, photos and prayers. You can even visit your sponsored child in his or her native country!

When you sponsor a child, you are linked with one particular child who will know your name, write to you and treasure the thought that you care.

Your cost? Only $38 a month, which is much less than the cost to adopt a child. Even better, you can sponsor a child through Compassion right now. Simply click one of the children's pictures to the left. You will see additional details about that child, then you will have the option to sponsor him or her.

The whole process is quick and easy. Remember, when you sponsor a child, you're not just doing something good — you're providing love, hope and joy to a child in need. Please click on a photo now to bring happiness to a child's heart.

Do You Want to Adopt a Child?
It's not easy to adopt a child. Here's a fast, affordable and gratifying alternative.

While it's not always possible to adopt a child due to financial constraints and legal red tape, almost anybody can sponsor a child through Compassion International. Thousands of children around the world are living in poverty, and they are hoping and praying to be sponsored by a generous person like you.

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Start Sponsoring a Child Today!

Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 15 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. 

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Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for 12 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.