This page will typically have a feature that allows you to filter the children and find a child that matches one or more criteria, and the more filters you apply, the more specific your results will be.
Our Sponsor a Child page allows you to search by region, country, gender, age, birthday, special needs – even name. You can search for children who have been waiting the longest for a sponsor and for children who have been orphaned, affected by HIV/AIDS, have a mental or physical challenge, or a particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Children as young as 3-years old are available to sponsor, and children graduate from our program between 18 and 22 years old, depending on the country.
If you find it difficult to choose a child to sponsor, consider these 10 suggestions on how to do so.
When you select a child from the filtered results or if you have the website automatically select a child for you, you can often learn more about the child, his or her community, and the country he or she calls home.
Once you "select" a child to sponsor, typically by clicking on a button from the individual child’s biography page, you’ll enter into the website "checkout" process.
On the checkout page, fill out the required fields with your contact and payment information, then click to "continue" or "review." Make sure all your information is correct before you finalize your sponsorship.
Once you have finalized your sponsorship, you’ll typically receive a packet of information and pictures of your child in the mail in a week or two, depending on the organization.