Don’t you love a story about how life’s detours can lead to great new adventures? The Babcock family was supposed to visit Israel this summer. They were looking forward to their trip and started to plan, but their travel plans took a slight detour. Instead of seeing the sights in Israel, they connected with us in Guatemala. Preparing for a trip they didn’t plan to take We believe...

Before you know it, we’ll be in the full swing of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is close. Christmas is coming. This year, let your gift-giving give back to Dorie’s Promise. Did you know Amazon will give 0.5% of your eligible purchases to a charitable organization of your choice through their AmazonSmile Foundation? While you’re making your list and checking it twice, you could also be helping the kids...

Celebration at Forever Changed August, 2009 Recently, our Director Alejandra found a copy of the very first letter our Founder Heather Radu sent to announce the official creation of Forever Changed International as an orphan ministry. Reading Heather’s letter is like traveling back in time to the early days of Dorie’s Promise Guatemala. Becoming Forever Changed International After almost a decade uniting Guatemalan children with adoptive families, our work...

Just six short weeks ago, Bertha, our Community Outreach Director, and her team were winding up a busy summer of successful community projects. The last big summer mission teams had transitioned home and her team was easing their way into fall. Although our busy summer missions season is over, Bertha is working hard to review our summer projects and look ahead to 2020. A look back at summer 2019 In just 12...

Our team at Forever Changed International is comprised of a few dedicated individuals who are passionate about the children of Dorie’s Promise. Given our small size and shared passion, we’re very much like family. As a family, we’re excited to share big news. Over the summer, our own Charity Danielson got married. Cue the confetti and cheers! Words can’t fully describe how excited we are for her. You probably recognize...

Encouraging transformation is one of our primary goals at Dorie’s Promise. Not only do we strive to transform the lives of our children, but we also hope to transform the lives of those who visit our home. Attempting to transform the lives of people is hard work, and it would be really easy for us to fail. In fact, we aren’t always successful. But, the...

Due to a multitude of circumstances, including abuse, trafficking, and poverty, thousands of Guatemalan children find themselves in the care of public and private orphanages. More than 100 private and public facilities throughout the country are responsible for children during their court processes, some until adulthood. Although we wish every child in our home could be reunited with their families in a safe and happy...

Helping our kids be healthy, happy, and find ways to channel their emotions is something we’re always working on. For our founder, Heather Radu, the overall well-being of our children is her highest priority. Not only does she want to raise kids in a safe home, she wants to help them become healthy in every way. Keeping up with Heather’s energy and passion takes everything we’ve...

People find their way to Dorie’s Promise through a variety of paths, but most frequently they find us and visit our home because of our passionate supporters. Last February, Sara Keller visited our home for the first time thanks to longtime supporter Ken Perry. Building connections For many years, Ken and Mindy Perry, along with their family, have been some of our most faithful supporters, sharing about our work with friends and consistently...

As our children grow older, we’re keenly aware that we’re preparing them to become confident, independent adults. Guatemala needs confident men who will fight for the rights and dignity of everyone, especially women and those who struggle. A Leader in the Making Mateo exemplifies these traits and is a leader within our home. Although he’s only lived with us for two short years, Mateo has quickly...