Sponsor a Child
Your Sponsorship Provides:
- A comfortable home in one of Guatemala’s safest neighborhoods
- High-quality medical care, including a staff physician and nurse
- Ongoing mental health care from our staff psychologists
- Individualized educational plans with professional support
- A team of staff members dedicated to each child’s success
Monthly Sponsors Receive:
- Quarterly updates about your sponsored child
- Photos and videos of your sponsored child at Dorie’s Promise
- A special gift from your child and our team each year
- Opportunities to visit in conjunction with our scheduled trips
- The satisfaction of knowing you are forever changing a life
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AMOUNT THAT CAN BE PLEDGED TO SPONSOR A CHILD?
The minimum monthly sponsorship is $35 per child. We are always happy to receive sponsorships for amounts exceeding $35 a month. We appreciate the love and spirit of every gift we receive. If you prefer to give a special gift, you can donate here today.
WILL I BE THE ONLY PERSON SPONSORING THE CHILD I'M HELPING?
The total monthly cost for care at Dorie’s Promise is $1,000 per child, and our minimum monthly sponsorship is $35. Thus, each of our children has a family of sponsors who help provide for them each month. We welcome you to join with your friends and family to fully sponsor a child in our home.
CAN I SPONSOR MORE THAN ONE CHILD?
Yes, by sponsoring multiple children you are able to support more children within our home.
WHY DOES IT COST MORE TO CARE FOR A CHILD AT DORIE'S PROMISE THAN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS?
Sponsoring a child at Dorie’s Promise is different than sponsoring a child at most other organizations. Unlike many programs that supplement families to provide educational and nutritional services, we operate an orphan care home. Our children live in our home full-time and do not have families who are able to provide toward any portion of their care. Many of our children will live at Dorie’s Promise until adulthood. Our children receive the quality of care that you would want for your own children: a safe, nurturing environment; healthy, well-balanced meals; and a safe and well-maintained facility. We have trained staff onsite 24 hours a day as well as a staff physician and psychologist. Additionally, each of our children receives individualized educational services designed to best meet their needs. Our standard of care is higher than almost any other orphanage in the world.
HOW MUCH OF MY SPONSORSHIP IS USED FOR OVERHEAD EXPENSES OF FOREVER CHANGED INTERNATIONAL?
None. 100% of your sponsorship money is used to care for our children in Guatemala. US Overhead costs for Forever Changed International, including the United States staff members, are covered by general donations and generous donors who specifically donate for these expenses.
IF I NEED TO DISCONTINUE MY CHILD SPONSORSHIP, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CHILD I'M HELPING?
Financial hardship can strike anyone. If you must discontinue your child sponsorship, we will pursue every available avenue in order to replace your contribution.
WILL I GET TO KNOW MY SPONSORED CHILD?
The best part of sponsoring a child in our home is getting to know them and watching them grow. You will receive quarterly updates about your sponsored child that include information about their wellness and growth. If you really want to know your sponsored child, we encourage you to sign up to participate in a short-term mission trip.
CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH MY SPONSORED CHILD?
Yes. You can email your child, however because of our small administrative team, please do not expect a response from your child. We will make sure your communication is read to your child in Spanish.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CHILD I SPONSOR LEAVES DORIE'S PROMISE?
At times the children in our care are transferred to other homes as a result of court proceedings or adoption by Guatemalan families. It is possible your child may leave Dorie’s Promise. If that happens, you will be notified by our staff, and we will work with you to transfer your sponsorship to another child in our home.
IF THERE ARE 40 CHILDREN LIVING AT DORIE'S PROMISE, WHY AREN'T 40 CHILDREN AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR?
Several children live in our home as short-term foster care placements. They may be awaiting reunification with family or even adoption. Because we aren’t sure how long they will be with us, we don’t offer individual sponsorships for them at this time.
HOW IMPORTANT IS PRAYER IN SPONSORSHIP?
The most important support you can provide for our children is prayer. We know that God moves through the prayers of His people, so we consider prayer to be an essential element of our support network. Please pray for your sponsored child’s health, safety, education, and spiritual development. Feel free to involve your family, church, and friends in prayer for that child
Sponsor a Child Today!
Abraham was carried into Dorie’s Promise as an infant in the arms of his older sister. Since then, he’s grown into the goofy and fun-loving boy who lights up our home. He’s always ready to dance, play soccer, or make people laugh with his silly faces and jokes.
Birthdate: February 24th
Siblings: Aracely, Ana, Maria
The shy 9-year-old Alejandra we first met has matured into a confident, sweet young woman. She’s still funny and talkative, but she’s also determined to succeed and focused on who she wants to become. Alejandra is the perfect mix of a fun friend, a protective “big sister” to our little girls, and a responsible young woman.Birthdate: January 15th
Ana is the quiet middle child. Having been with us since she was 5 years old, she has cemented her place as one of our most studious children. She loves to read and works hard to get the highest grades in her classes. Ana is focused on attending college in a few years.
Birthdate: February 24th
Siblings: Aracely, Maria, Abraham
Having been at Dorie’s Promise since he was 3, Brayan has grown up with us. He’s currently studying culinary arts and preparing to launch into the next phase of life. Brayan fills the role of “big brother” to everyone in our home and is becoming quite handy as he works with our maintenance staff around the houses.
Birthdate: January 17th
Consuelo came to Dorie’s Promise after an unfortunate series of moves in her young life. Although she is separated from her sisters (who are also in care elsewhere), she is starting to find her place in our home and become a more content and confident young lady. We’re hopeful about Consuelo’s continued growth and comfort.
Birthdate: February 15th
When Dulce came to us as a baby, she was a very sick little girl. Thankfully, Doc Castro and our psychologist Ana Maria have worked together to help her become healthier and more independent. With their help, Dulce is learning, growing, and expanding her abilities despite her medical challenges. Dulce is a sweet, determined girl.
Birthdate: May 3rd
Birthdate: August 12th
She might try to trick you with her serious stare, but Elizabeth is loving and a bit sassy like her big sister. She wins the award for “Most Likely to Wrinkle Her Nose in Photos.” Since her toddler days, she’s been keeping us guessing and laughing with her constant antics.
Birthdate: August 4th
Birthdate: December 23rd
Birthdate: July 3rd
Birthdate: August 3rd
Birthdate: May 21st
Mario came to Dorie’s Promise when he was only 1 week old. Very early on, Doc Castro diagnosed him with Tourette’s syndrome. He’s made huge progress over the last few years, especially in learning situations. With the help of teachers, he’s reading, writing, and becoming more confident. Don’t let his shyness fool you, Mario is a fun-loving boy with a big heart.
Birthdate: April 30th
Determination is what drives Marta’s success. Her transition to Dorie’s Promise at 7 years old was difficult in part because she was behind in school. When she decides to do something, she’s successful. Marta worked hard to get caught up in school. She’s a great friend to our other kids and a fantastic example of what’s possible with hard work.
Birthdate: January 6th
From the moment she came to Dorie’s Promise just shy of her 15th birthday, Myra has been focused on her future. Losing her mother compels Myra towards helping others. Her dedication and empathy show in all she does. Currently, she’s working hard in school and putting the pieces in place for a future career where her passion and skills connect.
Birthdate: October 26th
Nayeli came to us as an adorable 2-year-old with beautiful curls. She’s since grown into a confident, intelligent young woman. Not one to be in the spotlight, she often slips to the edges of a crowd unless we’re playing something like soccer or laser tag. In class and on the playing field, Nayeli is a star. Her teachers often describe her as a natural leader.
Birthdate: August 9th
You never really know what Santiago is thinking or planning. He has a wry smile that quite often means he’s contemplating something mischievous. He and Sebastian have been the dynamic duo since they were both very young. We love the way their laughter and silliness brighten our days.
Birthdate: January 3rd
Sebastian loves to be the center of attention. He and Santiago are some of the first kids to greet guests to Dorie’s Promise. He’s silly, loud, and full of little boy antics. He’s also the very much loved little brother of Isaias and his motherly sister Sofia.
Birthdate: September 16th
Siblings: Isaias and Sofia
From the moment she came to Dorie’s Promise, Sofia has been a perfect fit in the little girl club. She loves have Elizabeth and Suleika to pal around with. They dance, tumble, dress up, and boss around the little boys. Sofia is a bright little girl and we’re excited to watch her grow in school.
Birthdate: October 17th
Siblings: Isaias and Sebastian