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

SPONSORSHIP FAQ

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

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

Alejandra

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

Alex

Alex

Generally quiet with a big smile, Alex becomes serious and competitive when a game begins. He’s especially fond of soccer but also enjoys kickball, basketball, and swimming. At 6 years old, Alex came to Dorie’s Promise with his older sister and younger brother.
Birthdate: March 19th
Siblings: Yohana, Elvis

Ana

Ana

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

Aracely

Aracely

Aracely was the big sister who carried Abraham into our home when she was 9 years old. Today, she’s the confident young woman who is working hard to further her education, prepare for a successful future career, and continue watching over her younger siblings.
Birthdate: February 24th
Siblings: Ana, Maria, Abraham

Brayan

Brayan

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

Carlos

Carlos

Carlos is cute and he knows it. Since Day 1 when he came to our home as a baby, he’s been winning hearts with his smile. Now, he’s in school and making great progress thanks to the help of his teachers. He has a few years left as one of the “little boys” and we’re going to hang on tight to his hugs, belly laugh, and fun-loving spirit.
Birthdate: October 10th

Dulce

Dulce

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

Efrain

Efrain

Due to his extensive medical needs and his family’s limited resources, Efrain was placed in the family court’s care when he was only a few months old. He cannot see well, cannot move his limbs independently, or talk. We are blessed to have Efrain as part of our family. His smiles and the joy he radiates surpass his physical challenges.
Birthdate: August 12th

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

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
Sibling: Jimena

Elvis

Elvis

Just shy of his 4th birthday, Elvis came to Dorie’s Promise with his older sister and brother. He quickly cemented his place in our home as one of the outgoing, silly boys. He loves to entertain others with his jokes and stories. Elvis is always ready to try something new.
Birthdate: May 12th
Siblings: Yohana, Alex

Jennifer

Jennifer

Jennifer joined us as a curious toddler. Her love of learning hasn’t waned; she still spends much of her free time reading. As a teenager, she’s honed her focus on academic excellence and creating opportunities to attend a good university in the future. Her natural curiosity has transformed into determination as she comes closer to reaching her goals.
Birthdate: December 23rd

Jimena

Jimena

When surrounded by those she knows well, Jimena loves to be seen and heard. Let’s call it charisma and leadership potential. Behind her coy smile and quick glance, she’s the same sweet, smart, and hilarious girl who came to us as a toddler.
Birthdate: May 18th
Sibling: Elizabeth

Josue

Josue

We’ve cared for Josue since he was a baby. While in our care, he’s had multiple surgeries due to a congenital medical condition but he doesn’t let that slow him down. You’ll find him in the middle of every activity our boys are playing. Between school and his friends, Josue doesn’t have time to worry about his limitations.
Birthdate: July 3rd

Lester

Lester

Lester is a very different kid today than the 1-year-old who first came to us. For years, he struggled to trust people and express himself. Today, he’s a smart, loving, and successful young man. When we walk through the door, he’s one of the first kids to greet us with a big hug. Lester reminds us every day that transformation happens with ongoing love and support.
Birthdate: August 3rd

Manuel

Manuel

Coming to Dorie’s Promise was a big change for Manuel. At 6 years old, he moved from a much larger orphanage to our small home. Manuel’s creativity has room to soar in our home. He has time and space to create, teachers to guide him, and lots of friends to make life fun. Our home is better because of Manuel’s high-flying paper airplanes and Lego cities.
Birthdate: May 21st

Marcos

Marcos

Marcos is the younger brother of Monica and Ulices, having been with us since he was 6 years old. He’s a confident kid who can snag you with a slight grin and a glance. Marcos brings a special kind of joy to everything he does and everyone he meets.
Birthdate: October 21st
Siblings: Monica, Ulices

Maria

Maria

Maria, the younger sister of Aracely and Ana and big sister to Abraham, toddled into our home as a 1-year-old. She’s one of the sweetest girls in our home and is always watching out for others. Making people happy is one of her greatest gifts.
Birthdate: February 24th
Siblings: Aracely, Ana, Abraham

Mario

Mario

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

Marta

Marta

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

Merari

Merari

At 9 years old Merari not only found a new home, but she also found her younger brother. She met Yire for the time at Dorie’s Promise. Merari loves to make people laugh. Whether she’s telling jokes or just being silly, Merari has a way of making people happy.
Birthdate: June 28th
Sibling: Yire

Monica

Monica

Monica has a quiet kind of confidence that helps her focus on the future. Right before her 11th birthday, she and her younger brothers came to Dorie’s Promise. Since then, we’ve watched as she worked hard towards her dream of attending college.
Birthdate: February 2nd
Siblings: Ulices, Marcos

Myra

Myra

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

Nayeli

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

Silvia

Silvia

Having been with us since she was a newborn, we’ve watched Silvia mature into the strong young woman she is today. Always a natural athlete, she uses her gifts to connect with other kids and visitors. Not only strong, Silvia is also very loving. At home, she especially enjoys helping our Special Mothers with the preschoolers.
Birthdate: January 4th

Ulices

Ulices

When he moved to Dorie’s Promise at 8 years old, Ulices was quiet and withdrawn. He’s since matured into a confident young man with a cool persona. Ulices is welcoming, inclusive of others, and enjoys spending time with his family at Dorie’s Promise.
Birthdate: December 23rd
Siblings: Monica, Marcos

Yire

Yire

Yire came to Dorie’s Promise as a baby. As a preschooler, he met his older sister Merari when she moved here as well. Their personalities are quite similar. He’s smart, outgoing, and loves to be in the middle of whatever activity is going on.
Birthdate: April 17th
Sibling: Merari

Yohana

Yohana

Yohana is the best big sister anyone could ask for. She’s sweet, loyal, and has a way of keeping her younger brothers in line without seeming bossy. Right before her 8th birthday, they came to our home. We love the way her peacefulness fills our home.
Birthdate: June 15th
Siblings: Alex, Elvis

All proceeds from your sponsorship donations are applied to the living, schooling, and medical expenses of our children.