Back to School at Dorie’s Promise, the 2021 Edition

After a much-needed break, our kids and teachers are back to school! 🏫 Distance learning, homeschooling, preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school—we have it all this year! Back to school, Back to Distance Learning Midway through last summer, we finally figured out how to make...

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Preserving Families in San Nicolas

We know what can happen when families face extreme poverty. Until international adoptions closed, we connected orphaned and abandoned children with adoptive parents. Often, poverty was one of the factors putting children into our care. We want to preserve families when possible. In 2020,...

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Celebrating 2020 as We Head into 2021

Our kids love celebrating the holidays. (If we’re being honest, I think some of our staff members love celebrating just as much as our kids!) With everything we’ve faced in the last year, celebrating 2020 as we head into 20212 seemed even more important. We’re big party kind of people—lots of...

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2020, A Year we’ll Never Forget

2020 is definitely a year we’ll never forget. It was tiring, confusing, scary, but also amazing. Today seems like a good day to reflect on 2020 and remember all the good things that happened at Dorie’s Promise last year. January We welcomed our first two mission teams in the new decade! Each year,...

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Lessons from Distance Learning and Our 2021 Plan

In January, we started the school year with a plan. Each of the kids was matched with the school we felt would serve their needs and interests best. Everyone was excited. Then Friday, March 13th came and our entire education plan fell apart, just like everyone else’s. We learned a lot of lessons...

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Doc Castro’s 2020 Medical Update

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”William Osler Many years ago, we experienced a virus outbreak in our home affecting a large percentage of our children. We vowed to never face a crisis like that again. 2020 tested both our...

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Home for the Holidays

Baby Cristopher is home for the holidays with his family! After being with us at Dorie’s Promise for 11 months, we’re excited to share the news of Cristopher’s reunification. Our Part in Cristopher’s Story Last December, we received a call asking us to consider taking in a newborn baby. His case...

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