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  1. Jul 23, 2008
    at 10:30 am

    This is awesome! Compassion just keeps getting better and better. Thank you for everything you are doing.

  2. Vivian Doidge
    Jul 23, 2008
    at 11:44 am

    awesome! I was so excited when I saw this for the first time.

    Bless you!

  3. Jul 23, 2008
    at 12:27 pm

    Me, too! I first heard about this development from Cindy, who sometimes comments on here; I had to go in to see for myself, and there they all were!

    Chris, will the photos we see on there be changed, every time there is an update?

  4. Jul 23, 2008
    at 1:22 pm



  5. Melissa
    Jul 23, 2008
    at 1:42 pm

    Thank you so much! It’s good to be able to have access to this.

  6. Britney
    Jul 23, 2008
    at 2:21 pm

    Yippee! I have been waiting for this feature. Thank you, thank you, thank you Web Team!

  7. Jul 23, 2008
    at 2:48 pm

    Oh, I am so excited! I’ve been wondering if we would ever have this.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

  8. Carrie
    Jul 23, 2008
    at 3:00 pm

    This is so great! Thank you!!!

    How often is the information updated?

  9. Kristin N.
    Jul 23, 2008
    at 4:11 pm

    this made my day today! seeing their faces & details of their worlds is a reminder of how real it all is–God is using each sponsor and it all is having a tremendous impact.
    Thanks Compassion!

  10. Lydia Parison
    Jul 23, 2008
    at 4:34 pm

    Awesome, thanks! It will be nice when download feature is available too.

    …side note… while viewing this new feature I noticed my child’s profile has not been updated since her mother died 7 months ago. Once a child is sponsored, do any updates get made to their profile information afterwards?

  11. Jul 23, 2008
    at 5:12 pm

    Awesome! I love this new feature!

  12. Jul 23, 2008
    at 5:48 pm

    Yippee! I noticed the change a couple of days ago, I’m so glad you added the pics! Hurrah for the Web Team!

  13. Sara Benson
    Jul 23, 2008
    at 8:46 pm


  14. Jul 24, 2008
    at 7:38 am

    I just got a new photo of Heidi last week, and I was so excited! This is a bonus!!

  15. Amy
    Jul 24, 2008
    at 8:31 am

    This is a great addition! Thanks for implementing it.

    Also, for those who were asking, I think each child’s information gets updated once every two years. I could be mistaken on that, though. :)

  16. Sarah H.
    Jul 24, 2008
    at 8:45 am

    That is so exciting!

  17. Gayle White
    Jul 24, 2008
    at 8:55 am

    I’m so excited with all of you. This really has been a long time coming and I can hardly believe it has happened. Yeah!!!

    To answer Carrie and Lydia’s question, yes, Amy is correct. The information gets updated every 2 years. It is quite long considering the development of a child and the things that can happen in 2 years but in many areas it is very difficult to even get this.

    Someday, maybe like getting the photos on the web we can get updates more often. The more and more that technology reaches the far ends of the earth the more possible it becomes.

    Now I’m going to go look at the pics of my sponsored kids in My Account. (smile)

  18. Chelsea G.
    Jul 24, 2008
    at 11:46 am

    Thank you so much! God bless you…

  19. Jul 24, 2008
    at 8:49 pm

    This is truly the coolest thing ever! Many thanks!

  20. Andrzej Gandecki
    Jul 25, 2008
    at 2:21 am

    Thanks a lot for implementing the pictures in ‘My Account’.

    I noticed the photos on the ‘Child Details’ page are of 160×240 pixels. It’s understandable, as they should load fast.

    I would love to be able to click a link somehere close to the photo and download the big, 800×1200 pixels photo of the child. I have received some of the high resolution photos from the Compassion office and there is really so much difference for me when I can see the children in this high resolution pictures!

  21. Sarah
    Jul 25, 2008
    at 7:20 am

    Thank you! I love being able to see the pictures! :)

  22. Molly
    Aug 2, 2008
    at 8:32 am

    This is such a great idea– but my child’s photo hasn’t been updated in a long time, nor the information… :(

  23. Aug 2, 2008
    at 9:33 am

    Molly, children’s photos are updated every two years. If it’s been longer than that since you had a new one of your child, call 800-336-7676 to inquire.

  24. John Kirton II
    Aug 5, 2008
    at 3:58 am

    WOW! It works! Just tried it . . . while I understand from Vicki Small’s comment that photos are updated every two years, how often is the information updated? Just curious to know; I do keep a running file on my child’s progress but just wanted to know.

  25. Mandy Morrison
    Aug 28, 2008
    at 12:42 am

    I just went to see my two sponsored children’s new photos and they are still showing the old ones. Can you please tell me how to see the new ones or are there not new ones up for my children for some reason? I did exactly what you asked me to do. My sponsored children are Baseke, Juliet from Uganda and Safali, Clarisse from Rwanda. Thank you for any help you could give me!

  26. Aug 28, 2008
    at 5:50 am


    What’s new is that the photos are now visible. They used not to be. The photos that are shown are the most recent photos that we have received.

  27. lydia
    Dec 11, 2008
    at 4:10 pm

    Are the pictures downloadable yet? Because if they are, I can’t figure out how to do it. Also, is there a reason why when I click on ‘contact your child’ there are new pictures, but under ‘child information’ it’s still the old ones?

  28. Dec 11, 2008
    at 4:26 pm


    No. The photos are not able to be downloaded.

    If you send me your sponsor number and the child number associated with the photo problem you mentioned, I’ll have someone look into it.

    You can send the information to me via the contact us form.

  29. Rebecca
    Mar 20, 2009
    at 2:39 pm


    I just noticed an updated photo of my boy whom I correspond with in Ethiopia and I was sooo excited! I was just wondering if the info will be updated together with it? or no?

    Its stated on the website that the child info was updated in 2007! I just started corresponding with him so I got his old photo not and old info not too long ago… will compassion send me the updated info and pic soon or do I have to wait 2 years? or how does it work?


    • Mar 20, 2009
      at 3:05 pm


      You should receive the new photo and updated child information in the mail soon. You won’t have to wait two years. :-)

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