Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Monday, May 21, 2012

picture upload problems...

There are SO many things going on around here this month, and I am trying to keep everyone informed and feeling a part.... But blogpost simply is not cooperating! Does anyone else have trouble getting more than one or two pictures uploaded to their post? I don't know what I can do differently, but the normal way is not working for me ever since blogpost changed format.

I've tried several more things today and it's still not working, but whenever I can figure it out, there will be many, many pictures of birthdays and group pictures and adoptions and cute babies...!

Thanks for your prayers meanwhile, particularly for our current adoption of S, A, and D (ages 7, 6, 4) to an Italian couple. :)  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Off to church!

Yesterday, those of us who live in the Baby Home went to church well-accompanied!

Katrina with M. (4 months), Jennifer with G. (14 months), Hannah with K. (11 months) 

...and baby M with his Dutch Tia, Iris :)

Just have to brag on our babies: we didn't move from our seats the entire service. Not a one of our three cried, not even a peep! They drank their bottles and slept through the sermon and were content being cuddled. We didn't miss a single word of the fascinating sermon on Esther by Pastor Joe Holman.

We still have a couple weeks till Mother's Day here in Bolivia, but to all those who celebrated yesterday, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! Never underestimate the value of your work and the impact you have on your children. Don't get hung up on the details - just being there and being a consistent presence in their young lives does more than you can imagine.

Monday, May 7, 2012

New look, part II!

We love staring at the face of M, so beautifully repaired!

I've already posted some pre and post-op pictures, but here are some after the stitches were removed last week:

Getting home from the doctor

Being his cute, happy self!

He's so pleased with all the extra attention!

It's been a rough past month with lots of sickness in the Baby Home, but before-and-after stories like these are wonderful markers in the history of our family at Casa de Amor.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Remember when this beautiful baby went with his new adoptive family?

Today they stopped by for a visit, and he is HUGE, and only 1 year and 2 months old!
Look at all the hair now compared to the last pictures of five months ago.

The happy family was on their way to court to present a report and updated family pictures.

I hope the court sees it the same as we do - such a JOY to see how he has blossomed with the invidual love and doting care only a permanent family can properly provide.

"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families..."
Psalms 68:5-6a

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sneak Peek...

On the morning of Saturday, April 28, all three of our "Casas de Amor" gathered to take our annual April group picture of all of our beautiful children.

Pictures coming soon!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Our little boy D is one endearing little guy. I don't have many good pictures of him yet as he one of our newer ones and lives at Casa de Amor II, so this day I took advantage of having my camera to request a session as long as his energy would allow for it.

He was only too thrilled to oblige, as you can see by the poses (only the best re-posted here)...

D's mother has passed away since he came to us, but he still talks frequently of her. As he and Casa de Amor come to your mind, please pray for his peace of heart and that his future will still be full of rich experiences in his time with us, and someday, a new family full of unconditional love for this bright child.