Child Sponsorship FAQs

Yes, visiting your Sponsored Child offers a unique opportunity to see first-hand the difference your sponsorship has made. 

If you are planning to visit your child, please contact World Vision New Zealand at least three months before you plan to leave so we can make arrangements with World Vision in the country you will be visiting. 

Because we work with children, it is our policy that all visitors to World Vision programmes must undergo a Police Check before the visit can take place. If you are considering a visit to your sponsored child Please contact us on 0800 800 776 or email us at
When you sign up to be chosen as a sponsor, your photo is sent to the community where it will be displayed at a choosing party where a child will choose you.

The photo will have your name and supporter ID number printed on it. That helps us make sure we match you and your sponsored child correctly. 

If you choose to include your family members in the photo, this gives the child a little bit more information about you. As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to connect more with your sponsored child after they have chosen you, by writing letters and emails. 
The monthly rate is the same for both invitation options to child sponsorship. The rate for child sponsorship is $54/month. 
Yes, if you want to include your family in the photo, then the child who chooses you will get to choose your whole family. Please make sure you have the consent from each person in the photo before submitting it and be aware that the name of the person who completes the donation online will be the only name printed with the photo. Once you and your sponsored child are connected, you’ll get to share more information about your family members in the letters you exchange!