Posted on December 20, 2019

Call us extravagant, but we celebrate BIG when our kids reach milestones. Last month, Myra and Aracely finished their general school studies. Our girls are ready to take their first steps towards the future. Their hard work called for a party, with the girls serving as our guests of honor. We are incredibly proud of them. Looking towards the new school year For Myra and...

Posted on December 14, 2019

You know how people say “change is good?” What if we told you sometimes it’s best to stay the same? Over the last few years, our missions program has found a good, helpful (& not harmful) way to connect our visitors with local families. Under Bertha’s leadership, we’re working with passionate local leaders to serve great families. Going deeper in 2020 After honing where we serve,...

Posted on December 5, 2019

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...

Posted on November 30, 2019

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...

Posted on November 19, 2019

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...

Posted on November 17, 2019

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...

Posted on October 31, 2019

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...

Posted on October 25, 2019

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...

Posted on October 18, 2019

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...

Posted on October 7, 2019

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...