Posted on May 7, 2021

Special Mother: 1) a selfless, caring woman who chooses to give her time, love, and attention to the children at Dorie’s Promise as her profession and passion, 2) every woman who has shown up consistently whether in the forefront or behind the scenes to make our home a place where children can enjoy the safety and love of a family. Today, we’re celebrating our very special...

Posted on April 30, 2021

Here’s a peek inside last month’s birthday bash and updates about our birthday kids. After celebrating a lot of birthdays in February, we used all of our energy to celebrate 2 very special kids in March—Ailyn and Alex. 🎂 Ailyn Two years ago, Ailyn and her siblings joined our family at Dorie’s Promise as foster children. She’s the middle child, between older brother Aron and younger sister Daniela....

Posted on April 23, 2021

Over the last 20 years, we’ve been part of some pretty incredible stories here at Dorie’s Promise. Yire and Merari’s story is one of the best! Baby Yire Comes to Dorie’s Promise At a few months old, Yire was taken in by relatives. Shortly thereafter, his mother passed away. He was a newborn orphaned and living with family members who loved him but struggled to care...

Posted on April 16, 2021

With school buildings closed and mission trips postponed, the last year drastically changed the daily routines around our home but it hasn’t diminished the commitment of these men to our children. Abel, Oscar, and Mario each play a big part in our home and the lives of our children. Combined, they represent 34 years of dedication at Dorie’s Promise. Not Just Drivers As you exit the...

Posted on April 9, 2021

When we share about our children and staff at Dorie’s Promise, we tell stories about our family. Quite often, our big family becomes a place of respite and healing for sibling groups. For us, the more, the merrier—let’s celebrate the siblings within our home. Aron, Daniela, and Ailyn If you visited our home in 2019, you probably met these siblings. Aron is quiet, but his younger sisters...

Posted on April 2, 2021

Those who have visited Dorie’s Promise understand the juxtaposition of our world. We live within the modern conveniences of Guatemala City and our community outreach programs stretch into very rural communities. Flowing throughout is the rich history of our indigenous Mayan culture. As part of our homeschool program, we’re teaching Mayan history in modern Guatemala. Studies in Mayan History Given the many advantages a modern city holds,...

Posted on March 26, 2021

Here’s a peek inside last month’s birthday bash and updates about our birthday kids. At the end of February, we celebrated Abraham, Ana, Aracely, Jesus, Maria, and Monica Abraham Our silly little boy Abraham is growing up. Don’t worry though, his fun and funny personality still shines through. Did you happen to catch the back-to-school picture we shared at the beginning of February? Lately, he’s been really...

Posted on March 19, 2021

We never know how long a child might live with us. Some children will live with us until adulthood, others may only stay with us for a few months. Forever changing lives with the time we’re given remains our mission. One Child at a Time Before shifting from international adoptions to orphan care, the time we had with children was shorter and the process was clearer. We...

Posted on March 12, 2021

For years, our mission trip schedule included a visit to the government orphanage outside San Jose Pinula. Each week, teams would step off the bus with supplies and activities to share with the staff and children. Each week, the reality of life inside large orphanages confronted teams. We choose to be different at Dorie’s Promise. Different from the Beginning For more than 10 years, Heather (our founder)...

Posted on March 5, 2021

We’re raising children who experienced unspeakable trauma before joining us, often at the hands of those closest to them. Imagine small children being left alone all day to care for themselves—hungry, scared, and vulnerable. Some escape physical abuse. Many do not. How do you help children whose physical wounds reveal even deeper emotional pain?  We believe in healing through holistic care—spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and...