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The Godparent Program

Frequently Asked Questions

For you to encourage and track the progress of your sponsored child, you are more than welcome to keep in touch with him or her through our organization.

1. How old are the children from the godparent program?
Children ages go from 2 up to 18 years.

2. What is the minimum and maximum period (amount of time) for which I can be a

We recommend a minimum of a year. This allows the child to complete the school year with the support of the godparent, and to receive benefits regarding health, nutrition, and education.

The maximum amount of time for the godparent to sponsor a child is up to the godparent. There are no time limitations. We would just kindly ask you to please notify us by e-mail to a month before you would like to stop your sponsorship. This allows us to foresee the coverage of the future expenses of your in-turn Godchild.

3. Can a child have more than one godparent?
No. When a child enters the godparent program, he or she immediately goes into a new database so that a new child can also benefit.

4. Can a godparent sponsor more than one child?
Yes, a godparent can sponsor as many children as he or she wishes to if there is equal commitment to all of them.

5. Can the godparent choose the age, gender, and/or the city the child lives in?
No. To avoid any kind of discrimination and to give all children the same opportunities, children are assigned randomly to their godparents.

6. Can the godparent send letters or gifts to his godchild?
Yes, every godparent can send gifts or letters to the child. For reasons of mutual security and transparency, the process will be conducted through Together for Children a.s.b.l. The gift or letter must be sent to the directors of the local organization, where letters will be translated (if necessary), and gifts will be given to the child.

7. What kind of gifts are not allowed to be sent?

It is very important for the godparents to understand that they are communicating to a child, so weapons, drugs, and/or any other kind of element that can be considered as a dangerous object for them are discouraged.

Very expensive gifts or expensive jewelry are not recommended either. We encourage presents that can be useful for the child's education and personal growth.

8. How can you assure me that my present goes to my sponsored child?
Godparents are welcome to have a video call with the sponsored child at any planned moment. This will be organized and conducted through Together For Children a.s.b.l. Also, Godparents are encouraged to visit his/her godchild during one of our follow-up visits which usually take place every two or three years.


Might you be interested on our next planned visit, please contact us.


Regarding the gifts or letters that godparents send to their godchild, as soon as he or she receives it, a picture is taken with the present and this will be sent to the sponsor with a thank you letter from the child.

9. Can the godparent visit the child outside of the follow-up visit period?
Yes. Godparents are encouraged to visit their sponsored child whenever he/she wishes to do so. The only formality the godparent is requested to do is to contact Together for Children a.s.b.l. telling us about the dates which he or she is planning to visit. This is with the purpose of better coordinating this event with the corresponding family, and the Mexican associations (schools/orphanages).

10. Does the process for a Godparent to become such, must be done through Together
for Children a.s.b.l.? Can the godparent communicate directly with the child?

Since we are taking care of the child's security, as well as the godparents, the process must be always done through Together for Children a.s.b.l. Visits, phone calls, or gifts must be monitored by us, the Mexican association, and/or the parents of the sponsored child.

11. What happens if a child who is being sponsored leaves the school? What happens
with the process of the godparent program?

When a child leaves the school or the geographical area, a report will be sent to the godparent informing him or her about the situation. In this case, a new child will be assigned to the godparent if he or she wishes to. 

For any other questions you might have concerning the Godparent program of Together
For Children a.s.b.l. we will be very glad to hear from you at

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