Opportunities to Be Better while Doing Less

Opportunities to Be Better while Doing Less

As part of our regular staff updates, our psychologist Ana Maria was asked to give an update on how our children are doing during the prolonged pandemic restrictions. Her response was surprising. We are all finding opportunities to be better during times of doing less. Although being home for more than a year is not ideal, we’re using the time to...

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3 Homes in 5 Years: Read Consuelo’s Story

3 Homes in 5 Years: Read Consuelo’s Story

Amid a busy summer of court appointments and decisions for our children (including 3 adoptions, 1 family reunification, and a sibling group arrival), a heartbroken little girl arrived at Dorie’s Promise. Consuelo has lived at 3 homes in 5 years, none of which were really her home. 4 Sisters Without a Family Four little girls from one family...

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Fun Updates from Our August Birthday Kids

Fun Updates from Our August Birthday Kids

It’s time to share the good, the new, and the silly updates from our birthday kids. In August, we celebrated Efrain, Elizabeth, Lester, and Nayeli. 🎂 Efrain How is Efrain’s health? We are continuing to do his daily therapy exercises and he seems to be responding well. His daily therapies help him relax and maintain movement in his joints. What...

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A Quinceañera Dream Come True

A Quinceañera Dream Come True

Merari’s quinceañera was on. Then, it was off (postponed). Then, it was on again. Thankfully, our staff and a very special group of friends made Merari’s quinceañera dream come true in 24 hours. Quarantine Tried to Cancel Our Party 👑 Turning 15 is a big deal for Guatemalan girls. Families plan huge parties, complete with fancy meals, dancing, and...

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Welcoming Dereck, Suleika, and Edgar

Welcoming Dereck, Suleika, and Edgar

What a summer! An amazing family adopted Flor and Mateo. Estella connected with her younger brother and they were adopted the same week. Now, help us welcome Dereck, Suleika, and Edgar to Dorie’s Promise. These 3 sweet siblings joined us in July. It’s time you get to know them better. Dereck Dereck is 8 years old and a very sweet, very protective...

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Fun Updates from our July 2021 Birthday Kids

Fun Updates from our July 2021 Birthday Kids

In July, we celebrated the birthdays of Emanuel and Josue with another big backyard birthday party. Here are some fun updates from the boys. 🎂 Emanuel What success is he most proud to share with others? Emanuel is very happy to share how much he has improved with his speech therapy this year. (His confidence is growing as well.) What does he like...

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Missions During a Pandemic, an Update after our Test Teams

Missions During a Pandemic, an Update after our Test Teams

As our first step into hosting mission trips again, we welcomed four small postponed 2020 mission teams to Dorie’s Promise this summer. Engaging in missions during a pandemic is both helpful for those in need and problematic to implement. Although we faced numerous challenges, our summer teams brought much-needed energy and hope to our home and...

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A Family for Estela

A Family for Estela

Every child wants a family; people they can trust to care for and love them. Our children are no different. Years often pass as our children wait to reconnect with their biological families or be adopted. After 3 years with us, Estela’s story was filled with years of waiting. Adoptable After 37 months at Dorie’s Promise, the status of Estela’s...

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Fun Updates from our June 2021 Birthday Kids

Fun Updates from our June 2021 Birthday Kids

Last month, we celebrated 4 more special birthday kids at Dorie’s Promise—Aron, Isaias, Merari, and Yohana. Here are some fun updates about each child. 🎂 Aron What is his favorite thing about Dorie’s Promise? Aron loves to play in the backyard with all the other kids. What does he enjoy doing for fun? He is a great cartoonist, spending lots of...

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