Running up and down the hill at Dorie’s Promise in the middle of a vigorous soccer game, you don’t notice any of the different conditions for most of our kids. When they’re playing at home or doing activities with visitors, they look like any other child. In many ways, the fact that you don’t notice any differences means they’re getting the care they need. About...

As you celebrated Thanksgiving with your friends and family this week, we hope you remembered the staff and children at Dorie’s Promise. Although the Thanksgiving season invites us to celebrate the good in our lives, being thankful when your story includes trauma can be difficult. This year we’re giving thanks for rescue, resources, restoration, and faithfulness. Giving thanks for rescue On more than one occasion, we’ve received an...

Winter is swiftly taking over November for most of us. We’re pulling out heavier coats, gloves, and hats to combat the cold winds and threats of wintry weather. Meanwhile, in Guatemala, they’re enjoying sunny skies, their annual school break, and pleasant temperatures. Winter is a great time to visit Dorie’s Promise. Reasons to Visit Dorie’s Promise this Winter Winter in Guatemala is warmer. You won’t need...

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...