Who We Are

Show Hope is a movement to care for orphans, restoring the hope of a family to orphans in distress around the world.

Founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, this nonprofit organization is helping to make a difference for the millions of orphans and waiting children around the world. Primarily they do this through Adoption Aid financial grants that help give orphans families and Special Care Centers in China that help orphans with special needs. Through programs like their Advocates, Student Initiatives, and Sponsorship, they are truly mobilizing a movement of individuals and communities who show hope to children in need.

When the Chapman’s adopted their daughter Shaohannah Hope in 2000 from China, they desperately wanted to do something about the millions of waiting children who still needed loving families. In February 2003, they started the organization Shaohannah’s Hope, now called Show Hope, as an official 501c3.

Show Hope’s mission is to engage the church to care for orphans and reduce the barriers to adoption. Since its inception, Show Hope has helped provide forever homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than 5,000 orphans from 53+ countries, including the U.S. In addition, more than 2,000 orphans with special needs have received critically needed medical care through Show Hope’s Special Care Centers.

Show Hope: A Movement to Care for Orphans

Show Hope is a movement to care for orphans, restoring the hope of a family to waiting children around the world!


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Staff & Board

Our talented staff is comprised of individuals working together for the sake of orphans around the world.

[Meet Our Staff]


Show Hope’s Board of Directors guides and protects the mission and purpose of the organization, ensuring we carry those out with excellence, integrity, and accountability.

[Meet Our Board]




As we live our lives in light of the incarnation of God’s Word, our ministry team believes that giving to adoption and orphan care is worship to the One whose plan has always been to build His eternal kingdom through adoption in Christ.

Regardless of the size or type of contribution, we believe that each penny freely given to Show Hope must be properly stewarded in a manner consistent with our stated mission to the glory of God. We believe God is the ultimate provider. He knows exactly what is needed to accomplish the work to which he has called us, and it is He who stirs hearts to joyfully contribute and partner with us.

Show Hope is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent the law allows.

Financial Activity Statements:

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[2015] [2014] [2013*] [2012] [2011]

Annual Auditor Report:

[2015] [2014] [2013*] [2012] [2011]

*In 2013, Show Hope changed our fiscal year from Jan-Dec to Jul-Jun. As a result the first full year of financial data available after 2012 is for FY 2014.

Policy Documentation:

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As a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), each year our financial statements are prepared by an independent audit firm in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Contributions to the ministry are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity

Show Hope is a Four Star rated charity on Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability and Transparency of 6,000 of America’s largest charities.


Working at Show Hope

You can achieve your career goals while transforming the lives of orphans around the world through employment at Show Hope. At Show Hope, we are about providing orphans in distress with lasting love and life-giving care by mobilizing a movement to care for orphans. We’ve got a family-style work atmosphere of amazing people, and we’re looking for more excellent, passionate individuals to join us in changing the lives of orphans.


Show Hope accepts interns all year long! Internships are available in our Program Department, Communications Department, Finance Department, Merchandise Department, and Student Initiatives Department.

Our internships offer real-world opportunities in a non-profit setting to volunteer, grow in your career, and further the movement to care for orphans. All internships are unpaid, and interns are responsible for their own lodging and transportation. Interns work between 20 and 40 hours per week, and interns must be available for at least 20 hours a week for at least a two month period (additional time-off within that period is allowed within reason).

If you are interested in interning with the Communications Department, we have two openings. View the job descriptions here.

If you would like to apply for an internship at Show Hope, download this application by clicking here (.pdf), fill it out and indicate in “Positions Applied For” in which department you would like to intern, and send it in, along with a resume and cover letter if available, to hr@showhope.org, or by mail to:

Show Hope
Internship Request
PO Box 647
Franklin, TN 37064

Please indicate on your application if you have a preference for a particular department.


All current job openings are listed below. To apply, first click here to complete the online registration form. Next, simply download this application by clicking here , fill it out, indicating the job for which you are applying, and submit it along with your resume and cover letter.

If the application isn’t working, try this link instead.

If there are no current openings, feel free to submit your resume and cover letter to us, and we will keep it on file. You can submit these through email at:hr@showhope.org or by mail to:

Show Hope
HR Department
PO Box 647
Franklin, TN 37064

Jobs Available


Part-Time (25-35 hours a week):

No part-time positions are available at this time.

Remembering Maria

Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman

May 13, 2003 – May 21, 2008

Maria Sue Chapman, youngest daughter to Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, was adopted in 2003 from China. In 2008 she passed away in a tragic accident, but her legacy lives on. Through Maria’s Miracle Fund and Maria’s Big House of Hope, lives are being changed.

In loving memory of Maria, donate to Maria’s Big House of Hope and Show Hope Care Centers

Maria’s Story

maria_sccAs Steven Curtis Chapman’s heart for China grew more and more through his family’s two adoptions of Shaohannah and Stevey Joy, he continued to visit China. After leading worship at Beijing International Christian Fellowship in April 2004, he ran into some missionaries who let him hold one of their Chinese babies. When Steven asked if she was theirs, they said no, but they were trying to find a home for her. He asked, “What is her name?” They said, “Maria.” Immediately, a song Steven wrote years ago, called, “Who’s Gonna Love Maria,” started playing in his head. Steven couldn’t believe the coincidence of her name, and was shaken to the core. When Steven posed the thought to Mary Beth that they were to adopt her, she jokingly responded by saying, “Well, she better play an instrument because she is then going on the road with you.”

Steven couldn’t get Maria of his mind, but he certainly had not planned to adopt another child. Because Maria was already placed with an agency in a special needs program, Steven thought maybe they were just supposed to help her find a home. But when he returned to the states, Mary Beth already had the paperwork out and said, “I think we’re supposed to go and get Maria.” The pieces fell into place, and a couple months later he once again returned to China to pick up Maria Sue Chapman. Before the adoption was completed, Maria was re-diagnosed as healthy, and her healthy heart began to constantly overflow into the hearts of those around her. As the youngest of the family, she was certainly a handful, but Steven and Mary Beth knew that their family would never have been complete without her.

maria_rockThroughout it all, Maria has been the beloved youngest daughter in the Chapman clan. Quick to greet you with a big smile, and the first to throw up the “rock fingers” for a little bit of sass. She was also one of the two inspirations behind Steven’s hit, “Cinderella.” Boisterous and full of life, she loved flowers, ladybugs, birds, anything with wings, coloring, washing dishes, playing make-believe, the color pink, being “butt-naked,” water, and her family. Her family loved her, and through the love of her family, she became beloved by the entire world.

On May 21, 2008, an unspeakable tragedy struck the Chapman household, as Maria Sue Chapman was rushed to the hospital after having been hit by a car accidentally in the family’s driveway. She passed away that day, and saw her eternal adoption at last finalized, as her Heavenly Father took her home to be with Him.

Through story, song, and day-to-day life, the Chapmans remember Maria. They will go on remembering Maria, for God’s glory is wrapped up in her story, and through the simple act of remembering Maria we can bring glory to God and hope to a world in desperate need of Him.

Chapman Family in 2008


Please contact us directly if you have questions concerning:

  • A financial assistance application
  • Donations to the Show Hope ministry
  • Church-related adoption or orphan care ministries

If you would like to update your giving information, please call Show Hope at 615.550.5600×105. Thank you!

For all other inquiries, please complete this form:

Our address:

Show Hope
PO Box 647
Franklin, TN 37065
(donations should be made out to Show Hope)
(Phone) 615.550.5600 (Fax) 615.595.0850

In accordance with IRS regulations, Show Hope is mailing written receipts to donors with annual donations in 2015 totaling $250.00 or more.

If you donated less than $250.00 in 2015 and would like a written donation receipt, please email your name, address, and telephone number (so we can reach you if there are questions about your account) to info@showhope.org.