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FAQs

What do sponsorship funds provide for the child?

The funds raised through the sponsorship program are used to cover educational expenses, such as school fees, uniforms and books.

Children receive additional support on a case by case basis depending upon his or her situation. This includes food, clean water, and medical attention as needed.

Will my child be instructed in the Word of God?

You bet! Each child in our program is part of a local Life Center church which provides age appropriate training and teaching about Jesus. And every child is enrolled in our Christian Character Building program which teaches Christian ethics, morals and lifestyles.

How can I be sure that my money is spent correctly?

Childcare Worldwide is audited by independent auditing firms in the U.S., as well as in each country where we work. We have also been endorsed by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (http://www.ecfa.org/) and are evaluated annually by Wall Watchers (http://www.ministrywatch.org/) and Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org/). All of these “watchdog” non-profit organizations help assist prospective donors in making good giving decisions. You can view our Audited Financial Statements and Form 990 Tax Statement on our Financials page.

What happens if I can’t continue with my sponsorship?

We understand that there are times that a sponsor is not able to continue supporting their child. When this occurs, we continue to support that child through our “Unsponsored Children’s Fund” so their education may continue. Meanwhile, this child is placed in our priority section of children waiting to be sponsored.

At what age will my child leave the program?

Our sponsorship program is based on education and our goal is to bring each child to the place of employability. Therefore, we do not put an age limit on a child’s participation. The goal is successful graduation from trade school or university.

How often will I get new photos?

We will send a new photo at least once every two years.

If I want to write, how should I do this?

You should send all communications with your child’s name and identification number to our address in the U.S. you can email your letters to us at sponsorship@childcareworldwide.org, or you can submit a letter via this form on our website. We will gladly forward them, and we will also forward correspondence from your child to you.

Can I visit my child?

Absolutely. You can always travel with a Childcare staff member on any of our trips. If you are traveling on your own to the country in which your child lives, please contact our office. Once we know the dates that you hope to visit your child, we will begin the process of coordinating the visit. It is advisable to provide at least six weeks notice in order to ensure that the arrangements can be made.

Social Media Policies

For the safety of the all the children we serve, please do not connect with your sponsored child via any social media platform. Instead, please use the approved methods to connect that are outlined here.

Privacy and security goes both ways, and we endeavor to protect you as well as our children. Sponsored children and their family members are discouraged from contacting you without Childcare Worldwide’s prior knowledge. If your sponsored child does reach out to you via social media, please be aware that they have been instructed NOT to do so. Please refuse their request.

This helps protect you from being solicited directly from overseas, and protects the children from being forced to contact you by coercion from unscrupulous individuals.

While we strongly discourage direct contact with your child on social media, please feel free to share news about your child with your networks! Post their pictures, letters, etc as you please. To protect their security and privacy we only ask that you do not post your child’s last name.

Can I adopt my sponsored child?

No, we are not involved in adoptions. Many of our children have their own families, and it is our desire that all our children eventually become young leaders in their own communities and countries. If you are interested in international adoptions, we recommend contacting a reputable adoption agency.