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New Girl at Dorie’s Promise

Monday, August 6th, 2012

NAME: Veronica Alvarez Noj

DOB: Unknown

Date of Entry: August 1st, 2012.

Sometime children come to Dorie's Promise with stories that just break our hearts. The night of August 1st, we received a new baby girl, Veronica sent to us by Court’s Order because of physical abuse from her parents. It was shocking for all the staff and the especiallly the Special Mothers to see the bruising and the scars around her tiny body. Be praying with us for healing from the hurt both physical and emotional that Veronica has suffered.




Newest Child Diego

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

By Desi Stephens

The newest child at Dorie’s Promise came to us Sept. 5 from sad circumstances. We aren’t sure, but we think Diego de Jesus is about 13 months old. We will obtain further information at a court hearing in January.

Diego’s mother was homeless when she gave birth and unable to properly care for him. Finally, she left her son with a former neighbor.

The woman explained to police and a social worker that she couldn’t care for the child either because of her struggles with various health issues. In addition, she said his medical expenses were beyond her budget and she hoped the court could help find him a family.

While this little boy may come from a deprived background, he has been welcomed to our home with open arms! Our Special Mothers are always thrilled when we receive a new child. Each one is a reminder why we continue to serve the people of Guatemala— particularly the most vulnerable.

“Diego was so shy, sad and cried a lot,” says Ismalde Sumale, the Special Mother who has been caring for Diego. “It is amazing how his life changed in one week. He has a clean, comfortable bed, food and the most important thing—love. He is happier now and smiles a lot. He is comfortable with the home and the personnel.”

Though initially kept in an isolation room because of our house rules, Diego already identifies with Ismalde and loves spending time with her.

Sadly, it is common for our orphanage and others in our region to receive children under circumstances where economic resources are lacking. In some parts of Guatemala families face the reality of not being able to feed their children on a daily basis.

A diverse city, Guatemala City has many people living on the margins. Small, locally- owned businesses struggle to survive amid wealthier, overseas investors establishing their influence over the market.

The addition of Diego gives us 37 children in houses 5 and 6. Though as an organization we have the financial resources to operate with 40, one of our biggest needs is for people willing to sponsor a child (go to the sponsorship tab on this site.)

We rely on missions and child sponsorship to continue providing our children with everything they need to grow up into the people God created them to be.

To our supporters: please pray that God will help Diego make a successful transition into Dorie’s Promise. Although he seems to be adjusting and enjoys playing with other children, it is always a shock to a new child coming into an orphanage. Pray that Diego will feel safe and special.

Welcome Danielle and Jose!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Two new children come to Forever Changed International's home - Dorie's Promise Guatemala

Last Friday Dorie’s Promise received two more children.

Danielle (age 3) and Jose (18 months) will be calling House 5 of Dorie’s Promise their home until their next court hearing in February.  Their mother ran away leaving their grandfather as their sole provider.  The grandfather has had great difficulty providing for the children.  Last week he had to make a difficult choice to give up his grandchildren.

The children have struggled to adjust at Dorie’s Promise.  They desperately miss their grandpa.  Danielle is a little girl who is very observant and will do anything to make sure Jose is safe.  She truly loves and protects her brother and it has been neat to see the special bond between them.

One of Danielle’s favorite things about being at Dorie’s Promise is having a hot bath.  Giving Danielle a hot bath was like handing her a gift to open on Christmas day.  That experience was precious and sad at the same time.

The greatest gift we can give these children right now is the gift of love and safety.  Please join me in doing that by supporting our work here.