Sponsoring a child in China or in Vietnam?
Currently, OneSky Australia only offer child sponsorships aligned with our projects in China. If you would like to sponsor a child in Vietnam, our global OneSky team can facilitate this here, but we will not be able to issue you an Australian tax receipt for your donation.
By choosing to sponsor a child in China, you will be assigned to a child in one of our orphanage programs. The children in our orphanage programs are abandoned children living in government-run institutions.
How do you protect the security and privacy of the children in your sponsorship program?
OneSky protects the children’s security and privacy by always keeping each child’s full name, specific location, and any other information that would compromise the child’s privacy, confidential. We realize the vast majority of our sponsors have good intentions; however the safety of the children always comes first.
Can I post photos of my sponsored child on the internet/social media?
Because our goal is to protect each child’s privacy and safety, we ask that you not post photos of the children online.
Can I visit my sponsored child?
Because of our commitment to protecting the privacy and safety of every child, OneSky does not facilitate or encourage visits by sponsors nor provide the addresses for the location of the children. We strive to provide consistent family-like nurturing care and train our staff to develop deep emotional bonds with the children. It is important for children to be surrounded by familiar, caring individuals, and your monthly contributions make that care possible.
How will my sponsorship donation be used?
We strive to create lasting change for your sponsored child and his/her community by partnering to implement affordable, replicable models that train caregivers – parents, grandparents, nannies, teachers, guardians – to provide the simple loving, responsive care that is essential to a healthy start in life. In order to reach the greatest number of children in the most cost-effective way, your donation is pooled with those of other sponsors and donors to fund our life-changing programs.
How often will I receive reports about my sponsored child?
You will receive four updates a year, two about your sponsored child’s progress that includes an updated photo or one of her/his drawings and two about the program your child is benefitting from.
Can I adopt my sponsored child?
OneSky is not an adoption agency and does not track the adoption status of the children in our orphanage program. Because our sponsorship program is not an avenue for adoption, prospective adoptive parents should work with an adoption agency.
Will I continue to sponsor the same child when I renew my sponsorship?
Yes, sponsors continue to sponsor the same child unless the child leaves our program for any reason, including adoption or aging out of our early childhood education programs.
What happens when my child leaves OneSky’s program?
If your sponsored child transitions out of our program, OneSky will transfer your sponsorship to another child in need of sponsorship so you can continue to make a lasting, positive impact. Transferring your sponsorship is critical to OneSky’s ongoing work, allowing us to reach as many children as possible. While it is difficult to say goodbye, please know that because of your generosity your sponsored child and her/his peers have a chance for a brighter future.
How long does my sponsorship last?
Sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution. Many sponsors have supported our work for nearly 20 years. You can always let us know if you need to suspend your monthly donation.
What if I would like to donate by cheque?
To make an annual donation by cheque, please send along with an accompanying letter including your name, email address and phone number to PO Box 8850, Armadale, VIC 3141 Australia
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