Can I choose which child to sponsor? Everyone who is kind enough to become a sponsor is allocated a different child, whose progress they are encouraged to follow. Our staff in Romania and the UK will choose a child for you to sponsor. You can tell us if you have a particular preference for sponsoring a boy or a girl and we will do our best to match you with a child accordingly. You can indicate any gender or age preferences in the comments box on the sign up form. You will be sent a photograph of the child you are sponsoring, as well as some further information about the child and their medical situation. Every year before Christmas we will send you a new photo and a report, so you can see the direct impact of your generous sponsorship. You are more than welcome to write and send birthday cards to your sponsor child (via our UK head office) and will almost certainly receive a reply.