A Fairy Tale Celebration: Yohana’s Quinceañera

A Fairy Tale Celebration: Yohanas Quinceañera

Yohana looks like a princess straight out of a fairy tale. Even though her dress and hair are flawless, her smile captivates us most. She is truly beaming and her quinceañera party is a girl’s dream. Welcome to the celebration: Yohana's quinceañera! Getting ready for the party How does such a wonderful day start? Well, preparations took place...

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Josue is Excited about the Future

Josue is Excited about the Future

This is a great time for Josue! He recently turned 10 years old and had a life-changing surgery that will improve his health and his confidence. We are so happy for him! As always, Josue is taking everything with a big smile and a quiet resilience that inspires everyone in the house. Cheerful expectations about the future The future is looking so...

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Meet Alberto and Maykel

Meet Alberto and Maykel

Within the last year, we’ve watched several children reunite with biological families. A few others found forever homes with Guatemalan adoptive families. And yet another made the leap to living independently. While these wonderful milestones are being reached, many children in Guatemala remain in need of urgent care. Last month, Alberto and...

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New Opportunities for Aracely and Jessica

New Opportunities for Aracely and Jessica

Although our intentions are always to strive towards the future and God’s will for Forever Changed International and Dorie’s Promise, change is not always easy. Recently, both Aracely and our Legal Assistant Jessica pursued exciting new opportunities outside Dorie’s Promise. We are both excited for their opportunities and saddened by the reality...

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A Dorie’s Promise Update from Heather

A Dorie’s Promise Update from Heather

After more than 2 years of cancellations, delays, and change, daily life at Dorie’s Promise is transitioning into a hopeful new version of normal. Last month, Executive Director and Founder Heather Radu spent an extended stay on-site to assist with current programs, plan for future needs, and spend quality time with our children. Today, she’s...

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EXCITING NEWS! Myra Earns Scholarship

EXCITING NEWS! Myra Earns Scholarship

Myra’s dream of studying medicine is coming true. “Many years ago, I lost my mom due to cancer and I remember that when I found out she was sick I wanted to do something else for her. When I lost her, I promised myself that I wanted to be a doctor to help people to save their lives, so they can be physically and emotionally healthy.” Myra Earns...

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2021 Ministry Highlights + 2022 Goals

2021 Ministry Highlights + 2022 Goals

2021 was filled with milestones for our children and staff at Dorie's Promise. Building on those successes, we're reaching for even larger goals in 2022 2021 Ministry Highlights Our first young adult graduated from college. Nallely Lux graduated from Biola University with a bachelor's degree in Communication and minors in Spanish and Theology....

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Carlos Reunited with His Family

Carlos Reunited with His Family

After 7 years with us at Dorie’s Promise, we’re excited to share that Carlos has been reunited with his family. A Year of Preparation During the last year, cases in the family court system started to make progress again. Several of our children were adopted and a handful were reunited with family members. For Carlos, slight hints started to...

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A Backyard Celebration – Alejandra’s Quinceañera

A Backyard Celebration – Alejandra’s Quinceañera

Several weeks ago, we hosted a backyard celebration for Alejandra’s quinceañera. As she walked down the steps, Alejandra seemed to transform into a young woman right before our eyes. A Night Dedicated to Alejandra Celebrating a girl’s fifteenth birthday is an important milestone and we strive to make everyone’s celebration special. Our staff...

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