Saturday, May 27, 2017

History


History— How this project started

In the early 1990s, one of our founding board members, Bob Miller, took a volunteer vacation to Guadalajara, Mexico.

On that trip, he volunteered a week of labor to an orphanage, Casa de Protección al Niño, in Tlaquepaque, a suburb of Guadalajara.

With that emotional connection to 120 children stealing his heart, it was inevitable that more trips were in his future.  About five trips later, due to the death of one of the owners of the private orphanage, it was being closed and the children put into other orphanages throughout Mexico. Two of the children asked Bob to adopt them.

While it was not in his conscious list of life goals, after checking into the legalities and the process, he agreed to become the adopted father to the two children. It took almost five years to go through the adoption process, getting passports in their new names and obtaining the “green cards” (immigration cards), but finally it was done.

During and after this time, the new father was able to see the difference between children raised in an orphanage and those being raised in a family.  It is this distinction that became the seed for this project to make it possible for more orphan children to be raised in families.

You can help us to help more children by supporting this Families for Orphans™   project.


ORPHAN’S STORE

– buy your holiday cookies, cheesecakes, pies and gourmet coffees here.

Use our “Group Code” 2Q6ME to ensure we receive a donation from the vendor.

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