Discover our “new” name – El Sauzal Home for Children

Discover our “new” name – El Sauzal Home for Children
Our "new" name

Four out of five of the estimated eight million children growing up in orphanages across the world today have at least one living parent. On December 18, 2019, the United Nations passed the following resolution: “By…

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The impact of an epidemic

The impact of an epidemic
The impact of the epidemic

COVID is having a powerful effect in Mexico, and at our home. Read more at our Pandemic Timeline.

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A ray of light – kids arrive

A ray of light – kids arrive
A ray of light

Brothers Joseph, Cristian and Sergio with their great-grandmother and aunt.  We have children! Last week we received 3 brothers, Joseph age 6, Cristian age 12 and Sergio age 11. They were brought to us by their…

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Alleluia, we got our license!

Alleluia, we got our license!
Alleluia! We got our license

In Mexicali, in an official ceremony we received our license to operate. We are one of the first institutions to receive a license from the new government party.

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Political changes in Mexico delay our receiving license

Waiting has been hard In the last year, Mexico’s ruling political party has changed, and it has shaken everything up. Last December, president Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected from a non-majority political party. In July,…

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#1 Question – When will you get your children back?

This is a tough question with one answer: only God knows. We are so close to receiving our license. In order to obtain approval, we have dealt with: Hours of trainings, psychological and trust evaluations and waits…

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Update: Delays to our progress

The El Sauzal Orphanage team has been running a marathon. When the Mexican government passed stricter orphanage regulations, we didn’t comprehend how extensive the impact would be. New regulations affected virtually every aspect of life at…

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Help bring our kids home

On Monday, April 2nd, DIF, Mexico’s child protective services, removed the children from our home because we have not obtained our license of operations. Our staff called that day “the worst nightmare.” DIF did not close…

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“We needed this place”

Two years that changed their lives During the 50th anniversary celebration, we met up with some orphanage alumni. They were a cheerful, talkative group, reminiscing, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company. Let me introduce you to…

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