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...

Posted on August 14, 2020

Imagine someone stopping your car in the middle of a parking lot and offering to jump on a plane to Guatemala with you, trudge through the airport with 20 suitcases, and spend a week redecorating two homes.  Sound a little strange and far-fetched? Maybe, but that’s the short version of how Lisa came to Dorie’s Promise the first time. Today, Lisa leads a women’s trip to...

Posted on August 7, 2020

As we wrap up the first week of August, we also end what should have been our last big summer mission week at Dorie’s Promise. But as you know, the summer of 2020 has not gone as anticipated for any of us. Looking back, we’re reflecting on the lasting impact of mission team gifts, even when we can’t host mission teams. A Summer without Mission Teams During...

Posted on July 25, 2020

At the end of June, we celebrated another batch of birthdays at Dorie’s Promise. 🎉 We’re excited to share a little update about each of June’s birthday kids! In June, we celebrated four very special kids—Aron, Isaias, Merari, and Yohana. 🎂 Aron Last May, Aron and his two younger sisters joined our Dorie’s Promise family as foster children. At first, Aron may seem quiet and shy, but when...

Posted on July 24, 2020

Every child in our home has a story, all of them difficult. Efrain’s story is especially hard, given all we know and the many things we may never know about his birth and complex medical conditions. A Baby in Need of Help Most of Efrain’s family history and birth story are a mystery to us. Even now, 15 years after arriving at our home, we don’t have...

Posted on July 18, 2020

The past few weeks have been hard for us. We have officially been home for 4 months. Since March, our kids have been doing e-learning, the whole country has been under varying degrees of a nationwide curfew, and most businesses are shut down. Becoming anxious and extremely disappointed is fairly easy at this point, but we know there is still good in the middle of...