Visiting your sponsored child

Make your sponsorship personal

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet your sponsored child? To actually be able to talk to him or her face-to-face? Have you ever wondered what kind of impact your sponsorship is really having?

You don’t have to wonder – we want you to experience it for yourself.

Many children say their sponsor’s visit is one of the best moments in their life. It fuels their desire to excel and sends the message of your love deep into their hearts. It will also have a profound impact on you—your prayers and letters will become more personal, and many sponsors say their visit to the developing world deepened their passion to advocate for children living in poverty.

Please note: Compassion requires all travellers ages 18 and up to complete a criminal records check before visiting one of our field countries.


Bringing your sponsorship to life

Compassion Canada offers supporters two ways to meet your sponsored child: through individual visits and Compassion exposure trips.

Compassion Exposure Trips

Compassion exposure trips are an exciting opportunity for you to have a safe yet rich cultural experience while allowing you to see our work firsthand and visit your sponsored child.

On these adventures, we will see some great tourist sites, worship together with one of our local church partners, visit several Compassion centres like the one your child attends, and play games with lots of children. We’ll journey into the heart of the community, the home, where you will learn what poverty looks like in the developing world and how your partnership with Compassion not only benefits your sponsored child, but that child’s entire family and community as well.

Best of all, you will have the opportunity to meet your sponsored child and spend a day together making unforgettable memories.

We want you to join us on an upcoming exposure trip. When we’re travelling to your sponsored child’s country, you will receive a personal invitation to travel with us and see for yourself how your sponsorship is impacting your child’s life. We promise, when you return from this adventure, you will never look at the world the same way.

Individual Visits

One of the most powerful experiences any sponsor can have is visiting their child. Meeting your child makes your sponsorship real in a way that no other experience can as you spend a day together getting to know each other and hopefully having a whole lot of fun!

We’re happy to help arrange for you to meet your child and get to know him or her better. If you’re planning a trip their country, please call us at 1-800-563-5437 or fill out this form and we’ll be able to arrange your visit.

Please note: Due to a major systems upgrade currently being implemented in our field countries, we cannot guarantee that your request will be accepted. Thank you for your understanding.

Please be advised:

  • We require 8-10 weeks notice to facilitate a visit with your sponsored child.
  • A Compassion staff member from your child’s country will accompany you on your visit.
  • See your health care provider for information about immunizations and other travel-related health issues.
  • Please do not tell your child you will be visiting, as children have had to overcome disappointment when an intended visit was cancelled.