Name: Carmen Contreras

Date of Birth: 3/30/2007

Gender: Female


Grade: 2nd

Carmen is Antonio’s sister. She was removed from her mother's care due to negligence and physical abuse. She was Antonio’s “mother”; she took care of him because they were left alone during the day. It took almost 6 months for her to understand that she did not have to take care of Antonio; she needed to be a child also. Their mother has visitation rights, but she has not been to visit her children in years.


Carmen is a very outspoken girl and is strong willed. Her favorite thing to do is dance, she likes to help around the house, and she likes to play princesses and dolls.



Arrival Date: 6/15/2011

Location: God Bless The Children Home

Country: Guatemala

Region: Guatemala City

About God Bless The Children

God Bless the Children is located in Guatemala City and is home to children aged 0-6.  The founder of the home is  Cinthya Vallejo, a Christian Guatemalan attorney who has been placing neglected and abandoned children in foster homes since  2004.  As foster care is no longer authorized by the government, the home was founded in 2010. Children are placed in the home by the Juvenile Courts from various regions of the country and come from abuse, neglect, and abandonment. At God Bless the Children, they meet the physical, mental, educational and spiritual needs of each child, by giving them a family model where they receive love and Christian principles.

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