4. Browse compassion.com.
We have thousands of unsponsored children here on compassion.com. Look around a bit. You may find a child who grabs your heart.
Isn’t it ultimately God who leads us down the right path? Pray for guidance. Pray that God will bring you to that one child whom you are perfectly and ideally able to love, nurture and encourage.
6. Choose by country.
Is there a particular location you are interested in? Is God repeatedly drawing your heart to a certain region? If so, you may want to choose a child based on where he or she lives.
Warning: Whichever country you choose, you will come to care for it deeply.
Drought in Ethiopia, hurricanes in Haiti, flooding in Bangladesh — these will no longer be just headlines in a newspaper for you. Your heart will be tied to that part of the world.
7. Choose by age.
Are you interested in corresponding with an older child, a youth on the verge of adulthood, a teenager or pre-teen? Perhaps you want a child who is the same age or is close in age to one of your own children.
8. Choose by cause.
- Orphaned child
- Affected by HIV/AIDS
- With a higher risk of exploitation or abuse
9. Find a child who shares your birthday.
Kids think it’s cool to share a birthday — your Compassion kid will, too. It’s a special link to share with another person.
10. Let us decide.
If you are ready to sponsor but prefer not to choose, we can select a child for you.
Call us at (800) 336-7676. Or choose our online "Select a Child for Me" option.
Special thanks to sponsor Lisa Miles for contributing to this article.