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...

Posted on September 18, 2020

Not all of the children who live at Dorie’s Promise are on a path towards adoption. Many of our children are considered foster children when they first enter our home and can eventually be reunited with their families. We’re proud of the way our staff is keeping families connected during the pandemic. Safety Concerns Close the Courts The pandemic presents some very unique concerns for the family...

Posted on September 11, 2020

The first year of a child’s life is critical; Carlos came to Dorie’s Promise right before his first birthday. Right in time for critical intervention in his young life. We’re excited to share more of this sweet, smiley little boy’s story. You’ll love him just like us! Carlos’s life before Dorie’s Promise As is the case with all of our children, Carlos was placed in our home...

Posted on September 4, 2020

Visitors to our home probably remember Estela, even if they don’t remember her name. She’s part of our Dorie’s Promise family as a foster child. Most notably, she’s also one of the leaders of our “pre-school girl welcoming committee.” Walk through our gate and she will be one of the first children who comes running up the hill with big hugs, silly faces, and giggles. In...

Posted on August 28, 2020

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 July’s birthday kids! In July, we celebrated two very special boys—Emanuel and Josue. 🎂  Emanuel Three years ago, Emanuel and his older brother Omar came to live at Dorie’s Promise. Both boys are part of our foster care program while the court searches...

Posted on August 21, 2020

Next month, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dorie’s Promise!   I am proud of the home our team has created and I am looking ahead to many more years serving our children and the impoverished people in Guatemala.  Looking Back I have to say that 2020 has brought many painful challenges for me personally. In January, I lost my mother, my best friend. She taught me...