Mariana Tarazon

About Me
My name is Mariana Tarazon. I'm a 13-year-old girl.

My birthday is
December 10, 2007.
Sponsorship Program

Youth Center

Family Status

CDL Staff Family, 2 Children



Favorite Things

Playing board games with her friends at CDL

My Story

Mariana and her sister Estefania have been at Casa de Luz since the fall of 2015. They have a bit of a different situation than those that we usually see at CDL. Estefania and Mariana have grown up in an orphanage in Tijuana, and last fall were taken out of the orphanage by a distant relative and brought to live in foster care in the relative's home. Their foster parents, Leonel and Isela, are strong members of La Hermosa church and have 4 children of their own. But when they discovered that the girls were living in the orphanage, they started working right away with the DIF (Mexican Social Services) to bring the girls to their home. In Nov 2015, Isela and Leonel brought Mariana and Estefania to live with them. Leonel works at CDL in construction and maintenance, Isela is a nail technician, and with the support of CDL they are both still able to work to provide for their family. Mariana is very friendly, though quiet and a bit shy. It has taken a little while for her to begin to trust us, though we have seen the way that God has so beautifully allowed her to thrive amidst the love, support and stability of CDL. She has been working closely with our CDL staff to help her with the transition, and to help her process all that she has been through. Mariana loves to do crafts at CDL. Since they have come to CDL, Mariana and Estefania have finally found the stability that they so desperately needed in their lives. We are so thankful that God has given us the opportunity to partner with this family, and we are excited to see all that God is going to do in and through them. Isela asks that you would be praying for her, "that God would help me be the best Mom that I can to Estefania and Mariana each day. Thank you.”