Public Sponsor Child Information

The Sponsor Child Information API is a RESTful API.

The service provides information on sponsored children (CDSP) or students (LDP) based on the sponsor Id and the sponsor's preferred email address.

CDSP (Child Development Sponsorship Program) connects one child with one sponsor to help that child develop into the extraordinary individual which God ordained.

LDP (Leadership Development Program) launches outstanding graduates from our Child Sponsorship Program into their full, God-given potential. They are equipped with a university degree, mentored in their Christian life and instilled with a passion to serve that transforms their communities and nations.

Sample Requests
Request Parameters
Response Parameters
Sample Successful Response
Sample Unsuccessful Response
Error Response Codes

Sample Request

The actual request requires soft-authentication.
This is an example only.

https://api2.compassion.com/us/1/sponsor/child/information? SponsorId= [string]& EmailAddress= [string]& ClientReferenceId= [string]& api_key= [string]

Request Parameters

Name Description Required Data Type Constraints
SponsorId Sponsor Id is assigned by Compassion International to an individual or group when a child in the Child Development Sponsorship Program or a student in the Leadership Program is sponsored through them. Also known as Constituent Id or Supporter Id. Yes Numeric Max 10
EmailAddress Sponsor’s preferred email address on file at Compassion International. Service client should pass in URL encoded value if the email address contains special characters. Yes String Max 60
ClientReferenceId Uniquely represents the transaction in the client's system. Optional String Max 100
api_key Your Mashery supplied key for an application running Compassion International services. Yes String  

Response Parameters

Name Description
SponsorId Same value that was in the request.
The return can contain one or more child keys with the following parameters for each child or student actively sponsored:
ChildKey Code assigned by Compassion International when the child is registered in the Child Sponsorship Program.
ChildName Name of the child or student.
ChildAbbreviatedName Abbreviated name of the child or student.
ChildPersonalName First name or nickname that is used to address the child or student.
Gender Child's or student's gender.
BirthDate Child's or student's birth date.
Age Child's or student's age.
OrphanFlag Indicator identifying a child or student as an orphan.
Valid values:
{"T", "F" or Null}
HandicappedFlag Indicator identifying a child or student as handicapped.
Valid values:
{"T", "F" or Null}
SchoolPerformanceDescription Describes a child's or student's school performance.
Valid values:
{"Average", "Above Average", "Below Average", "Not Available"}
ParticipationType Type of Compassion program that the child is currently enrolled in.
Valid values:
"CDSP" which is Child Sponsorship Program designed to give a child the opportunity to reach his or her God-given potential;
"LDP" which is Leadership Development Program designed to provide a university education and Christian leadership training
CommitmentType Type of commitment that a sponsor actively has with a child or student.
Valid values:
"SPON," which is child or project commitment;
"CORR," which is a correspondence commitment;
"PRAY," which is a prayer commitment;
"FSPN," which is a fund commitment;
"LVSP," which is a Living commitment

Sample Successful Response

Sample Successful Response

Sample Unsuccessful Response

The service operation will provide the following response when there are missing required parameters.
Exception Returned: (ResponseCode = "1", HTTP Status Code ="404")

Sample Unsuccessful Response

Error Response Codes

For ResponseCode = 1, the table below indicates the HTTP error response and HTTP Error message.

HTTP Error Response HTTP Error Message
HTTP 400 Service Parameter Failure
HTTP 401 Not Authenticated / Authorized for Service Data
HTTP 403 Not Authorized
HTTP 403 Account Inactive
HTTP 403 Over Queries Per Second Limit
HTTP 403 Over Rate Limit
HTTP 403 Unknown Referrer
HTTP 404 Requested Resource Not Found
HTTP 408 Request Timeout
HTTP 414 Request URI Too Long
HTTP 500 Internal Server Error
HTTP 502 Bad Gateway
HTTP 503 API Maintenance / Service Unavailable
HTTP 504 Gateway Timeout

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