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About us

About Us

We are Jody and Vicki. We have a heart for children. We have 10 birth and 8 adopted children. We have 21 grandkids and counting. This is a family project. All of our children are involved in some way in what we do in Guatemala. We travel to Guatemala every few months and live in Guatemala four to six months out of the year.


We began our work in Guatemala City in 2003 as an orphanage. Casa de Sion was not an adoption hogar, we took abused and neglected children from the court system. We eventually moved our orphanage near Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan Highlands where the risk, poverty and need was so much more pressing. It was startling for us to see that most of the children in these rural pueblos needed to be in orphanages. They needed parental attention, a better diet, help succeeding in school, and medical and dental care. The endemic poverty was crushing their future. 
It became obvious that for the same amount of money it was taking to run a small orphanage we could help hundreds of children that lived at home. Eventually, these thoughts crystallized into the “orphans at home” program that is now lifting a community of children at a time through our feeding and educational programs.