The concerns of child sponsorship
Good input from Chris Horst of Hope International on the pluses and minuses of sponsoring children overseas. Since you are reading this, I’m assuming you know the positives. Here are some concerns: Child sponsorship can undermine the role of parents. Child sponsorship can have the same impacts of a bad welfare system. Child sponsorship can inadvertently send the wrong message and yield an unhealthy relationship. Many of these programs are wrought with fraud. These programs can foster jealousy and encourage dependency. The points are fleshed out more here. Full disclosure: Cross International does NOT have a child sponsorship program.