Posted on November 27, 2020

Despite everything we’ve faced in 2020, we have much to be thankful for this year. You may have adjusted how you plan to celebrate with family and friends. More than ever, we want to create meaningful experiences with those we love. Why not give a gift that gives back? 🎁 Still Scouring the Internet for the Perfect Gift? It’s Black Friday and for the first time in...

Posted on November 20, 2020

Thanks! Gracias! You’re the best! We’re so grateful! 🤗 What would we do without you? Thank you from all of us at Forever Changed International. Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas we try to share our gratitude for everyone in our Forever Changed International family. This year, words seem almost inadequate to describe our appreciation for each of you. The challenges we’ve faced this year make...

Posted on November 13, 2020

Many years ago before we transitioned to long-term orphan care and started a short-term missions program, our story of hope was written with a little help from our friends. Our dedicated staff simply shared their stories and those of our children with their family and friends. Before long, a faithful network of friends formed around our home. Long-time friend, Omar David, found us as a result...

Posted on November 7, 2020

If you haven’t met Mateo yet, you’re missing out! Each month we highlight one of our children so you can get to know them a little better. This month, we’re sharing more about the quiet, studious, and secretly hilarious Mateo. Mateo’s Life before Dorie’s Promise Three and a half years ago, Mateo and his older sister Flor joined our family at Dorie’s Promise. The pair had previously...

Posted on October 30, 2020

Happy Birthday from Dorie’s Promise! 🎂 Last month our birthday celebration was a bit different than normal. We’re excited to share a little update about September’s birthday boy—Sebastian! Costumes, Cupcakes, and a Piñata Having only one birthday kiddo to celebrate in a month is a rarity in our home. Last month, we let the preschoolers go wild with a celebration for Sebastian. After 6 months of quarantine...

Posted on October 22, 2020

Your prayers and support for the staff and children at Dorie’s Promise are urgently needed. Despite adhering to strict protocols in our home, we are currently fighting confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Dorie’s Promise. Given the seriousness of this message and your love for our children and staff, we understand you will have questions. To the best of our ability, we will share updates from Dorie’s...

Posted on October 16, 2020

A decade ago, our home was full of cribs and highchairs. Now, one-third of our children are teenagers. We’re deep into the phase where discussions include schooling options and future careers. Last month, several of our girls attended a special STEM program through Del Valle University. New and Different Opportunities We’re always looking for new and different ways to engage our kids and expand their education. Interestingly,...

Posted on October 9, 2020

Marta is sweet, funny, caring, and so quiet you might miss her in a crowd. Unlike a few of our other kids who are sweet, funny, caring, and not quiet, Marta’s a kid who happily fades into the group. She enjoys being with our kids and with visitors, but she never tries to be the center of attention. Most often, she prefers to be the...

Posted on October 2, 2020

This year, we’re all learning new ways to do almost everything. At Dorie’s Promise, our amazing staff is constantly changing to meet the challenges we’re facing. We have the same mission, just accomplished in new ways. Today, we’re checking in with Community Outreach Director Bertha Cuyun, Legal Assistant Jessica Godoy, and Social Worker Isabel Juarez to chat about how the pandemic changed the way they...

Posted on September 25, 2020

Feliz Cumpleanos from Dorie’s Promise! It’s that time of the month again, the time when we celebrate our birthday kids! We’re excited to share a little update about each of August’s birthday kids! In August, we celebrated four special kids—Efrain, Elizabeth, Lester, and Nayeli. 🎂 Efrain Efrain holds a special place in our hearts and our home. Not long ago, we shared a special update about Efrain on our...