After meeting a ChildFund representative on a street in Bondi, little did I know that three years later I would be on a plane to Honduras.
As we drove to the school, we searched for a child who resembled the photos on our fridge door. And then we saw her.
Janelle has a special connection with Cambodia - tt is the birthplace of her adopted daughter and her sponsored child.
For the Hoskins family, a recent holiday to Vietnam was made all the more special by visiting their sponsored child, Hue. The Hoskins' daughters, Jenny, 11, and Ali, 15, have been sponsoring 11-year-old Hue for the past five years.
I stare intently at a photo of an 18-month-old baby boy grimacing into the bright sunlight. His name is Felix and he lives in Zambia.
When our family of five from Seaforth in Sydney was planning a trip to Africa this year, we knew that top of our itinerary was a visit to Jenerian in Kenya, who we have sponsored for over ten years.
Going to Ethiopia and meeting Bedlu and his family has been one of the highlights of my life and something I would highly recommend to other sponsors.
We had talked about a visit to Elizabeth in Zambia for a long time. Trinity College Colac has sponsored her for the past seven years, after the College's student representative council elected to sponsor a child.
I have been sponsoring 13 year-old Piraton in Kenya for the past five years through ChildFund Australia. Last year, my mum Sue and I decided to travel to Kenya so that we could meet Piraton in person.
Two years ago, a company I worked for sponsored a child with ChildFund Australia. After seeing what a few dollars could do to the lives of a struggling community, I felt compelled to sign up for my own sponsorship.