CAN I STAY IN CONTACT WITH MY CHILD IF HE OR SHE COMPLETES OR LEAVES THE CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM?
If you tell us you want to continue writing to your child, we’ll send you information to read, sign and return to us.
The form we send will describe what your new relationship will look like and will give us permission to share your contact information with our country staff, who will then share it with your child. If your child wants to keep in touch with you also, he or she will send you a letter or an e-mail to begin the conversation.
The main thing to keep in mind is that translation services no longer will be provided — something to consider if you do not speak the child's language.
Also, since the child will be out of our program, we cannot make any guarantees about the regularity or quality of the correspondence. Plus, we won't be able to help with questions that may arise.
And finally, it's important to know that sharing your information means you could potentially be contacted by others, such as your child’s relatives, friends or acquaintances who might want to contact you for personal gain.