Adoption is a beautiful, messy, amazing journey. Each adoption journey is different and unique, but one thing they have in common is God’s providence and direction. We have hope that in the midst of loss he is weaving together a tapestry of love and family. These three adoption stories place that love on display.
“The floor of my daughter’s bedroom is holy ground. It’s where I knelt and prayed the night before I left my home and traveled to the other side of the world to be with her. It’s where she danced and laughed with her brothers on the night we first came home, amazing joy bubbling out of her and restoring our souls at the end of a long journey.
It’s where she sits in the evening, snuggled close in my lap as she learns the joys of a bedtime story, or two, or three.
It’s also where I sit in the wee hours of the night, holding her hand if she will let me, and asking God for compassion, grace, and mercy… (read more)”
“In July 2014, shortly after completing our dossier, we reviewed the files of several children. After much prayer, we decided to ask for more information about a little girl with a congenital infection in Guizhou province of China.
For the next six months, we sat in a cloud of ambiguity waiting for our referral acceptance and travel approval. This waiting was the hardest part of the adoption, especially as we read updates about her and she did not seem to be doing well, either physically or emotionally. We were hoping and praying to welcome her home in 2014, but it began to seem that we would have to wait until 2015.
Then, to our surprise and delight, we were allowed to travel in December 2014… (read more)”
Each year, Show Hope conducts the 20/20 Campaign. The goal is to help 20 children come home by funding Adoption Aid grants for 20 families in one month. In 2016, the Harvey family was one of those 20 families. Because the incredible generosity of Show Hope donors, an Adoption Aid grant was able to help Mia come home.