Posted on June 18, 2021

After 18 months at Dorie’s Promise, Manuel de Jesus is home again with his family. Today, we’re celebrating another child’s dream coming true. Last week, we shared about Flor and Mateo’s adoption. This week, we’re highlighting the way strong family bonds overcome obstacles. With Us For a Short Time Many of you may be struggling to place Manuel de Jesus amongst your memories of our children. Arriving...

Posted on June 11, 2021

Flor and Mateo’s greatest desire has been fulfilled. 💕 After several years of mentorship and building strong bonds, a local couple is adopting Flor and Mateo. Flor and Mateo joined their forever family several weeks ago. Flor and Mateo Believe in Family Although we miss Flor and Mateo tremendously, our excitement for them is overwhelming. Since the moment they joined us 4 years ago, their desire was...

Posted on June 4, 2021

We have great news! Fifteen months after pandemic-related travel restrictions abruptly halted our 2020 short-term missions season, we will soon host our first 2021 team at Dorie’s Promise. After much planning, we’re cautiously optimistic and prepared to slowly welcome guests. Why now? Deciding if, when, and how to safely host mission teams has been challenging. In January, our leadership team compiled preliminary guidelines and milestones for potential...

Posted on May 28, 2021

Towards the end of April, we had a very special birthday celebration at Dorie’s Promise. For the first time in over a year, several of our U.S.-based staff members were able to visit our home to work on a special project. Their perfect timing allowed them to celebrate our April birthdays with us! We celebrated 4 awesome kids in April—Daniela, Flor, Mario, and Yire. 🎂 Daniela Two years...

Posted on May 21, 2021

Every once in a while it’s fun to share quick stories about our kids to remind us all how amazing they are. Today, we’re bragging about our kids and the fantastic things they’re doing. School is going well Brayan is back in cooking classes again. If you remember, his culinary classes shut down last year. A few months ago, he enrolled in online classes with hopes of...

Posted on May 14, 2021

Welcome to springtime in Guatemala. As we near the beginning of the rainy season, our kids are fully enjoying the warm days, sunshine, and time spent outside. Last month, we transformed the backyard into our personal waterpark. Check out these photos filled with sunshine and smiles from Splash day. Everyone Wants a Day at the Pool When asked what activities they miss most over the last year,...

Posted on May 7, 2021

Special Mother: 1) a selfless, caring woman who chooses to give her time, love, and attention to the children at Dorie’s Promise as her profession and passion, 2) every woman who has shown up consistently whether in the forefront or behind the scenes to make our home a place where children can enjoy the safety and love of a family. Today, we’re celebrating our very special...

Posted on April 30, 2021

Here’s a peek inside last month’s birthday bash and updates about our birthday kids. After celebrating a lot of birthdays in February, we used all of our energy to celebrate 2 very special kids in March—Ailyn and Alex. 🎂 Ailyn Two years ago, Ailyn and her siblings joined our family at Dorie’s Promise as foster children. She’s the middle child, between older brother Aron and younger sister Daniela....

Posted on April 23, 2021

Over the last 20 years, we’ve been part of some pretty incredible stories here at Dorie’s Promise. Yire and Merari’s story is one of the best! Baby Yire Comes to Dorie’s Promise At a few months old, Yire was taken in by relatives. Shortly thereafter, his mother passed away. He was a newborn orphaned and living with family members who loved him but struggled to care...

Posted on April 16, 2021

With school buildings closed and mission trips postponed, the last year drastically changed the daily routines around our home but it hasn’t diminished the commitment of these men to our children. Abel, Oscar, and Mario each play a big part in our home and the lives of our children. Combined, they represent 34 years of dedication at Dorie’s Promise. Not Just Drivers As you exit the...