We believe that not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone can do something to make a difference for vulnerable children around the world. Last year, many children who had been adopted into families partnered with Show Hope to help other kids come home to families as well! Read their stories below:
Aphiwe, adopted from South Africa
Aphiwe donated his 11th birthday party to Show Hope in order to help another child come home to a forever family. To kick-start his campaign, Aphiwe donated every penny he had earned since coming to America! His friends and family then pitched in to help him raise enough money to fund an entire Adoption Aid grant!
Ashlyn, adopted from Kazakhstan
Ashlyn was adopted at the age of 10 months. Now 9, she wanted to do something to help other kids who are waiting for a family. “I want them to receive the love and care that I did.” As a Show Hope Advocate, Ashlyn turned her love of making bracelets into a way to raise funds and awareness for other waiting children.
Eli, adopted from Ethiopia
Eli and his brothers hosted a Spring Festival to raise awareness and much-needed medical supplies for waiting children with special needs. Friends and family were invited to bring medical supplies to the event to help fill a big red suitcase that would be shipped to Show Hope’s Special Care Centers in China. The boys’ mother, April, recalls, “It was so wonderful to watch the kids come to the realization that they were helping make a difference in the lives of children in need.”
Kensey, adopted from China
To honor the anniversary of her “coming home” day, 6-year-old Kensey Cuti wanted to help the children in Show Hope’s Care Centers. After consulting Show Hope’s list of needed supplies, Kensey set a goal to collect 200 onesies for Maria’s Big House of Hope. She spoke at local churches and a radio show and quickly surpassed her goal. Altogether, Kensey collected over 400 onesies and $2,200 for the work of Show Hope!
Would you like to become a Show Hope Advocate and speak up for orphans in distress? Learn more about how you can use your talents and gifts to be a voice for the fatherless by visiting showhope.org/advocate TODAY!
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