Visit your sponsored child

The experience of a lifetime

Visiting your sponsored child and their community gives you the chance to see their world up close.

Sponsor visits are currently on hold due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 in many of the countries where we work. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our sponsored children, their families, our program staff and our sponsors. When it’s safe to resume sponsor visits, we will be happy to begin planning your visit!

On your trip, you’ll:

— Meet your sponsored child and their family.

— Tour the child’s community with Plan staff and see first-hand the projects made possible by sponsors like you.

— Experience the culture of another country.

As travel permits, all visits must be arranged through Plan International USA at least six weeks in advance of your desired trip date by contacting our Donor Loyalty Team at 800.556.7918 or [email protected].

As you begin planning your trip, we ask that you complete the following:

— Read Plan’s Safeguarding Policy, which includes our Visit Policy.

— Fill out the form acknowledging that you have read the Safeguarding Policy and agree to comply with these policies.

— Submit your domestic criminal background check authorization online.

— If applicable, you may need to submit a release form authorizing an international background check.

Please return signed forms to Plan International USA, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, RI 02886. If you would like to return your forms electronically, you may upload them securely.

Once your forms are received and processed, a member of our Donor Loyalty team will contact you regarding next steps in planning your individual visit.

If you have any questions about visiting your sponsored child, please contact us.

Sponsors share

their visit stories

A link to a family’s past in Cambodia

“We have a 6-year-old now and would love for him to see the country where his grandmother and aunts and uncles are from. I want En to share a typical day with us and my son.”
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A priceless gift

“Everyone was dressed in their best festival wear,” said Grace. “Later, after all the gift exchanges from the community, Ruma and her classmates danced for us, and Ruma recited a beautiful, touching letter to us that was translated by a Plan International interpreter.“
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30 years of sponsorship and stories

“This was an amazing success story for a young girl living in very basic conditions, and I stayed in Leon and spent two very happy days with her delightful family, who treated me with the utmost warmth and fed me delicious meals in their dirt-floored outside dining room.“
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