Bear in mind that ordaining as a monk in the Ajahn Chah tradition in the West is not so easy and quick as it might be elsewhere particularly in Asia. Often there is a waiting list and you have to spend several months, maybe half a year, in a monastery before they get to know you and consider you a suitable candidate for 8-precept anagarika. Then another year of service as anagarika is expected. After that, the samanera "going forth" can be granted, but it all depends on the ability to learn and adapt to the new monastic environment. This is a more Western quality-based approach, as opposed to the traditional Asian merit-based approach (ordaining as a monk is considered to be meritorious, and therefore nobody should be barred from doing so).
Bhikkhu GavesakoKiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)ajahnchah.org
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