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“Each child that I had the chance to be a sister to left a mark on my heart that will never go away.  I will always remember and love them.  When we can have visits after they go home to their birth family it makes me glad...

Emergency care is a short term family style home for children who cannot be with their biological families due to a crisis that has directly affected them. These children, ages 0 through 18 are generally admitted by Honduran c...

Did you know that there are only about 100 children currently registered in foster families in Honduras, while nearly 8,000 children live in institutional settings like orphanages or children’s homes?  Those statistics are ...

The room was dark and I had just finished tucking her into bed.  As I turned to leave she said it, three little words that stopped me in my tracks and made my heart pound.  I was not expecting it and my mind started racing....

Today Honduras inaugurated their first female president. It was an exciting and historic moment! I loved watching the pomp and circumstance of the ceremony held at the completely packed national stadium. There were flags wavin...

As I anticipate all that is to come in 2022 I can’t help but be amazed at how Legacy of Hope has grown and changed over the last 11 years.  We have clung to our calling to help more children receive care in families, but h...

In the house next-door there are 3 little boys who are all dreaming of a family.  Each of them has experienced trauma and loss, most before their 1st birthday and then tragically, continually until they came into our care.  ...

It takes a lot of work certify new foster families and to keep up with the existing ones!  DINAF (children and youth services) has chosen Legacy of Hope to be a “socio” in the newly established foster care program...

  I began reviewing her file in preparation for the hearing later in the week. As I read over her case I realized that had forgotten so many details, including the testimony of the woman who called to report that Abigail&...

As the United States is facing an influx of immigrants from Central America, we are being affected here in Honduras as well. It actually began over a year ago. In January of 2020 the first caravan made its way from San Pedro S...

Legacy of Hope started out with just one family caring for children in their home, but it has quickly turned into multiple ministry buildings and foster homes, many employees and a great number of children loved and cared for....

Education should be one of the cornerstones of any childcare program, and here we make sure to provide educational opportunities for each child to grow. One of those opportunities is the preschool and early intervention progra...

The following story is told by Madison Frank December 13th started with a phone call, as most of Legacy of Hope’s kid's stories often do. It was our friend who works in the hospital notifying us that there was a ...

Just days after Thanksgiving we celebrated as our first Honduran couple signed their paperwork to become a Legacy of Hope foster family. Dra Maria and her husband, Lennar, joined our growing registry of foster families as they...

By relevance, I’m referring to you. What is your passion? We don’t need to spend a ton of time on this, because we’re talking about things that you’re already feeling. But the big key with this final topic is just that...

But What Do They Actually Do?  It's a question that should be easily answered with simple facts.  But here’s where it gets interesting: something that should be so heavily data-driven can actually be quite subjective. I’...

Now that you’ve got some tools to evaluate the historical financial health and decision making of prospective organizations, you now need to figure out whether you’re dumping your money down a black hole long term. The buz...

For a long time, there was a stigma around using traditionally for-profit terms like “marketing”, “sales” and even “income” for non-profit organizations, especially those who are faith-based. But the reality is the...

Wonderful news! Building has begun on the Casa Segura and Casa Segura Jr building. Once it was purchased by the Hovde Foundation (along with the Transition House which includes our offices), volunteer Sophia Fitzgibbon moved i...

My baby was abandoned in a trashcan. Before being placed in my arms, my foster baby had experienced trauma. Probably before ever even being born, he had experienced trauma....

Liliana is a two and a half year old who is full of life and spunk! She loves to be a ballerina, but also loves to horseplay. She loves to be the baby when the kids are playing house and have her sister carry her around. She k...

Helping to change the perspective toward orphan care in Honduras has been a struggle.  For decades the Western church as answered the cry of the orphan by building large residential centers and orphanages....

Ericka has worked with Legacy of Hope Foundation now for about three years, and it has been amazing to watch her grow as an employee and as a person. When I first came to Legacy of Hope foundation, Ericka was working at the Sp...

Honduras is Worth a Visit, Part 1 If you’ve heard about Honduras, chances are the things you’ve heard are either bad or related to your cruise stop in Roatán. But probably mostly bad. It’s true that Honduras as a whole ...

The honor and privilege of caring for children who were once orphaned, abandoned, or vulnerable comes with the responsibility of competently caring for their unique needs amidst the tremendous joys and great challenges that ac...

Last month, Marianne penned a beautiful narrative about our experience hosting the First Lady of Honduras, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The reason for hosting her was because we were publicly signing an agreement to...

"Okay, kids," directed Ashlyn in her usual boss-of-everyone role, "It's time to say your prayers and go to bed." The others willingly complied, as they are familiar with these daily life events. Ashlyn instructed them in foldi...