What does a child visit look like?
Your experience will vary depending on the country and culture you visit. Compassion can arrange for you to visit your sponsored child's home and child development center, or to meet your child at our field office or another location in the country you are visiting. This depends on your travel plans and the location of your child’s home.
Here are some helpful details about your visit:
- You will have the opportunity to interact with your child personally.
- Visits usually last between two and six hours.
- You may meet your child at his or her home and child development center (subject to safety and ease of arrangements), or spend the day with your child in other activities — such as at a park, museum or zoo.
- Visits are typically arranged during a weekday when staff from the center and office will be available.
- A Compassion representative will be present and help facilitate your visit.
- If needed, a translator will be available to you.
Why is the visit hosted by a Compassion representative?
Compassion's Child Protection Policy requires that a Compassion representative be present during every sponsor and child visit. Additionally, Compassion representatives serve to:
- Add value to your visit, providing helpful information and cultural context for your experience.
- Act as a cultural bridge in facilitating meaningful communication between you and your child.
- Explain and answer any Compassion-related questions.
Have questions? | Ready to visit?
Contact us. Submit a visit request.