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Steven Curtis Chapman and Show Hope staff surprise family with Adoption Aid grant!

25 September 2014 – Franklin, Tenn – Show Hope™, founded in 2003 by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, is a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. Through Adoption Aid grants and Special Care Centers, Show Hope addresses barriers to adoption – most notably the high financial burden of adoption and the unmet medical care for orphans with special needs – that prevent orphans from coming home to their forever families.


Four-year-old Gunner is one such child. Gunner currently resides in a state-run facility in China, waiting for specialized medical care and a family to call his own. Across the globe, U.S. Army Pilot Sam Morgan and his wife Stacie of Clarksville, Tennessee felt called to adopt Gunner but realized that they would need financial assistance to do so. The Morgan family applied for a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant and through prayer, they waited for God’s provision on their next steps.

Historically, Show Hope has lacked the funds to be able to provide Adoption Aid grants to more than half of their qualified applicants, such as the Morgans. So throughout the month of August, Show Hope highlighted the family and their desire to bring Gunner home and the response was overwhelming! Donations poured in from sponsors and donors and by the end of the month, the campaign for Gunner raised enough money not only to give an Adoption Aid grant to the Morgans, but also to give grants to five more deserving families!

To make it even more special for the Morgans, Steven Curtis Chapman and several Show Hope staff members personally hand-delivered the grant. Driving to the Morgan’s home with a giant check in hand, they surprised the family with a very special financial gift that fulfilled the rest of their adoption cost for Gunner. View the video below to see their story: 

Update: Gunner came home thanks to a grant funded by our generous donors! See a video here >>>

Since its inception, Show Hope has helped provide forever homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than 4,500 orphans from 50+ countries, including the U.S. In addition, more than 1,600 orphans with special needs have received critically needed medical care through Show Hope’s Special Care Centers, giving them a hope for a family and a future. Through numerous initiatives designed to engage individuals, students, families, and communities, Show Hope is mobilizing a movement to care for the world’s children who need it most.
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