For 14 years, Alejandra Diaz has served the children of Dorie’s Promise and helped shape our vision for orphan care and orphan prevention. Her dedication has created a home where children feel loved and are given support as they heal and thrive. During her tenure, Alejandra has witnessed major changes within our home and the family court system in Guatemala. During her first 3 years, our...

An unexpected turn of events brought the team from Interstate Batteries back to Dorie’s Promise last November. We enjoy the opportunity to host teams of all varieties, most of which include families or church groups. We were especially excited for the opportunity to experience the dynamic brought by a team of coworkers. A Little History Serving others is one of the foundational values at Interstate Batteries. For...

At Dorie’s Promise, the African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” comes to life. During a recent visit, Marcos, one of our staff members, perfectly described what this proverb means in our home. Our village stretches from Guatemala to America and beyond, including thousands of people dedicated to the children of Dorie’s Promise. Marcos is an amazing team member—hardworking, dependable, honest, and dedicated...

As the girls in our home get older, we find ourselves hosting quinceañeras more frequently. Recently, both Jennifer and Ana celebrated their 15th birthdays. For our girls, this is more than just another birthday celebration. We are celebrating their growth as beautiful, strong young women. Jennifer turns 15 Just before Christmas, we celebrated Jennifer’s quinceañera. The evening was a small, intimate affair, fitting for Jennifer and her...

Each week, our teams serve families throughout Guatemala. Their stories vary, but each family shares a common bond of struggle. Although they may face differing hardships, they need help to provide the basic necessities to their families. The Fajardo Gómez family was helped last year. Meeting the Fajardo Gómez family Our Community Project Director, Bertha, met this hardworking young family in early 2018. Just over an hour...

As we’ve shared many times before, several of our children have significant medical concerns. Often, they arrive in our home battling emotional, psychological, and physical trauma simultaneously. Finding the correct diagnosis and treatment can sometimes be difficult. In the middle of playing legos and cars, Josue and Carlos are fighting significant medical conditions currently. Doc Castro would like to share an update on these 2 brave...

Have you ever wondered why we call the ladies who work in our homes Special Mothers? They are special, and most are mothers, but there is something more to these women. It takes a very special person to care for someone else’s children as if they are your own, and that is what the Special Mothers do for our children. These very special women work alternating...

Every year we welcome hundreds of visitors to Dorie’s Promise in Guatemala City. Not only is it home for our children, but it also serves as home base for our short-term missions program. The combination of a private home and missions house is a constant balancing act for our staff. Our priority is always our children, but we also know our missions program offers unique...

During the summer of 2007, we welcomed a very special baby to Dorie’s Promise. Miguel came to our home as a little boy in need of someone who would love him, despite his many medical challenges. Understanding Miguel’s story One of the most difficult parts of our job is the unknown we face. Miguel’s story is full of unknowns. As an infant, he was abandoned at a...

It’s winter in much of the United States and the cold weather might have you dreaming of summer warmth and fun. As you start planning your summer vacation, have you considered visiting Dorie’s Promise this year? Our team and kids would love to see you. Trips for everyone We welcome more than 300 visitors annually through our short-term missions program. With a proven model and full-time staff,...