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Two Goals. One Month.

Seven years ago we had a big idea. That big idea carried with it a big goal: $100,000 in Adoption Aid grants—impacting 20 children and families—all in one month.

Because of your generosity, we surpassed that goal. And we have surpassed it every year since—impacting more than 320 children and families and raising more than $1,984,021 in Adoption Aid grants through our 20/20 Campaign alone.

Today, the cost of adoption continues to rise, and the number of families pursuing adoption is on the decline. For many, the financial barrier remains the largest obstacle standing between waiting children and families longing to welcome them home.

But there is hope and help. This April, for our seventh annual 20/20 Campaign, we have two goals:

Raise $350,000 in Adoption Aid grants
Invite friends in your community to consider adoption

Through your prayers, support, and generosity, we have the opportunity to continue spreading the word about Adoption Aid grants and helping even more children and families. 

Campaign Progress

$350,000

Your Prayers and Generosity Will Impact Families Like These

The McCain Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“God has been leading us to adoption through our journey with infertility. While neither of us started our marriage thinking about adoption, within the last few years, it has become clear to us that this is God’s plan for us. We are at peace and realize that adoption is a beautiful way to expand our family.”

The Binkley Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“We both felt a calling to adopt before we even started dating. We both went into the adoption process fearing the expenses. When we started the adoption process, I (Ashley) had just been laid off from my job of eight years. I did not want to start the process yet because I wasn’t sure how we’d ever afford adoption on one income. But God kept telling us it was the right time, and his ways are better than ours! Time after time, God supplied the money for each bill that was due, and we have been left in awe of his goodness.”

Meet the 20/20 Campaign Families

The Horan Family

The Horan Family

Adopting from Bulgaria

Receiving this grant is a sign of the Lord's faithfulness to us. For years, we felt called to expand our family through adoption, but the financial burden was always a deterrent. At one point, we were encouraged by many people who had walked the adoption road before, that God would provide financially. We heard numerous stories of people, churches, and organizations generously giving. We stepped out in faith and decided to move forward with our own adoption. Sure enough, we've been able to fund our adoption because of the Lord’s faithfulness through the gifts of grants like Show Hope’s.”

The Horan Family
The Gilbert Family

The Gilbert Family

Adopting from the U.S.

After years of failed infertility treatments, the cost of adoption was a daunting prospect for us. Many people have no idea what the financial burden of adoption can be for a family. Thanks to the generous grant we received from Show Hope, we will be able to bring home our child without the tremendous financial burden we were expecting. No part of our journey to parenthood has been easy or gone as we expected. We have been trying to start and grow our family for 10 years and have learned patience—that God’s timing is not our own. No matter how hard we strive and hustle to control the situation, God has taught us that he is in control and will grow our family in the right time.”

The Gilbert Family
The McCain Family

The McCain Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“God has been leading us to adoption through our journey with infertility. While neither of us started our marriage thinking about adoption, within the last few years, it has become clear to us that this is God's plan for us. We are at peace and realize that adoption is a beautiful way to expand our family.”

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The McCain Family
The Woolsey Family

The Woolsey Family

Adopting from South Africa

“This grant has given us the confidence to continue to move forward with our adoption. We have been waiting for six years to bring our daughter home. We’ve wanted to quit many times, but God has continued to give us peace and blessings along the way—to help us persevere. God has taught us to obey Jesus no matter the outcome or time frame of the results. Our hope must be found in him [alone].”

The Woolsey Family
The Summers Family

The Summers Family

Adopting from Hungary

“Through this process, God has taught us that you can love someone before you ever know their name. When we began our adoption process, a small piece of my heart started beating like the heart of a mom ... wondering how and where our children are; worrying about their well-being; praying for their happiness, safety, and salvation. God has taught (and is still teaching) me that even now when we feel so far away, he is the one holding our babies. He is their Comforter when we cannot be. He is their Provider and Sustainer when we are on the other side of the world. And one day, when we are able to physically hold them in our arms, God will still be the one who sustains and provides for them.”

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The Summers Family
The Rose Family

The Rose Family

Adopting from Burundi

“We believe the absolute best place for a child to be is with their biological family, but we know this isn’t always possible. When this can’t happen, children deserve a family, and we want to be that family. God has taught us so much in the wait. We have learned about our faith and where it is lacking. He taught us to trust him and live our lives with our hands open wide, not clenching onto the things we can’t control. God has used this time to remind us that we are not our children’s savior. We are not saving our kids; that is not our goal. We want to love our children, support them, and lead them to their true Savior.”

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The Rose Family
The Strong Family

The Strong Family

Adopting from China

“This grant not only provides much-needed financial assistance but also encourages us. It reminds us during this long process that we are not alone and others are cheering us on. To the donors who made our grant possible, we are so humbled and thankful. You are paving a way for us to be parents and welcome a beloved son or daughter into our home. This is a priceless gift.”

The Strong Family
The Simpson Family

The Simpson Family

Adopting from Haiti

“Words cannot fully express our gratitude to the donors of this grant. Our hearts are full of thanksgiving, and we are reminded of the first Christians who took care of their fellow brothers and sisters. We are also committed as a family to never forget this gift of love and to be like those who have given it to us. Whether this is a financial gift or meeting a need of others in another way, we want to pay it forward. As we wait for our boy to come home, God is teaching us that his plan and his way are always the best! Although the waiting can sometimes be painful and difficult, God is on His throne loving us and carrying us through the wait.”

The Simpson Family
The Schrader Family

The Schrader Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“We are grateful for fellow believers who aid families who are passionate about adopting. We thank you for your part in helping children [home through adoption]. There are no words to express our gratitude for your generosity. Only God can take a difficult situation and make it beautiful. We trust that he will do the same for us in his time. While we wait, we know God is writing the perfect story for our family, and we are so incredibly honored to be able to walk it with other Christians.”

The Schrader Family
The Peterson Family

The Peterson Family

Adopting from Colombia

“God has taught us that if he desires something for you, he will conquer all obstacles in the way.  We've also seen in many ways how he has confirmed this path for our family, so in times of doubt or fear, we can remember this and rely on him. The grant money has lessened the financial burden that adoption often entails and has relieved stress in these final months as we wait. Rather than spending months evaluating our finances, we can eagerly look ahead to our Colombian adoption and focus on what matters—preparing to bring a child into our family and learning and experiencing Colombian culture.”

The Peterson Family
The Owens Family

The Owens Family

Adopting from the Philippines

“We started this process in faith, knowing that God would supply for our needs. As we have walked through this process, we have prayed with our children, thanking God for this opportunity and praying for his provision. When we received the letter telling us we had been awarded a grant, it was so humbling, yet so awesome to be able to share this piece of paper with our children [to show] them that our God is faithful, he hears our prayers, and he is providing for this adoption he has called us to.”

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The Owens Family
The Lewis Family

The Lewis Family

Adopting from the U.S.

Waiting for a child and holding onto our faithfulness in God’s plan is not always easy. Our eyes as a family have been opened to God’s perfect plan throughout our journey in such amazing ways. We have experienced so many incredible God-driven stories and connections during our adoption journey. It’s almost as if God has sent us perfect connections, experiences, and a village of people to show us that his timing and plan for our adoption is perfect!”

The Lewis Family
The Edwards Family

The Edwards Family

Adopting from the Philippines

Receiving this grant gives us so much peace of mind. Knowing that we have the [financial resources] we need to complete our adoption allows us to focus on bringing our child home to the best home possible. Both times we've been in the waiting stage of our adoptions, it's been really difficult to wait, but we feel as though God has been teaching us to enjoy the moments we have. We're thankful that we get to spend one-on-one time with our son, Clark, before we bring home his sibling. Waiting is still difficult, but we're thankful to be able to focus on how each day can bring us joy—in big or small ways.”

The Edwards Family
The D'Acquisto Family

The D’Acquisto Family

Adopting from India

God has taught us that he is in control, and he is good. When the waiting gets tiring and we hit bumps in the road, we’ve seen God show up and remind us of his promises. God has used many circumstances to encourage us and grow us in our faith. We’ve seen him answer prayers in specific timelines that we asked for, and he has answered very specific prayers. As a family, we’ve gotten to pray and petition God as we trust him deeper and see him work. Through this process, we’ve been able to show our biological children that waiting on the Lord for his sovereign will to come to pass is truly a gift—that trusting God is always worth it.”

The D'Acquisto Family
The Boykin Family

The Boykin Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“God has taught us that his timing is not our timing, and his timing is perfect. During the waiting period, there are so many moments of ups and downs. It is important to us that we not question or doubt God. We have had to learn to wait well, be patient, and know that God has a plan. This grant has lightened the load for us in this time of waiting.”

The Boykin Family
The Binkley Family

The Binkley Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“We both felt a calling to adopt before we even started dating. We both went into the adoption process fearing the expenses. When we started the adoption process, I (Ashley) had just been laid off from my job of eight years. I did not want to start the process yet because I wasn’t sure how we’d ever afford adoption on one income. But God kept telling us it was the right time, and his ways are better than ours! Time after time, God supplied the money for each bill that was due, and we have been left in awe of his goodness.”

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The Binkley Family
The Campbell Family

The Campbell Family

Adopting from Haiti

“One of the many things God has taught us is whatever we had in mind prior to the process, it pales in comparison to his plan. God is teaching us that the only thing we have to be is willing, and he will guide and lead us through the rest of it. It's amazing to see his plan unfold and already be able to look back and understand why he's taken us on the path he has. Even though the length of time we’ve waited has been challenging, we know everything is happening in his perfect time. The day we bring our girls home will fall on God's perfect timeline for us.”

The Campbell Family
The Ochs Family

The Ochs Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“Receiving a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant means hope to us because, with these funds, we are financially able to grow our family through adoption. Receiving these funds is a sign of God’s nearness and faithfulness in the midst of the uncertainty of waiting.”

The Ochs Family
The Kozul Family

The Kozul Family

Adopting from Hungary

“During the difficult time in the pandemic, God has taught us to be patient and let him take control of our adoption. We cannot wait to welcome our children to the U.S. and our home. We’ve been praying for them for a long time and pray every day to meet them—hopefully, this year, God willing. Not long ago, we were, in some ways, like them—new to the U.S.—experiencing obstacles in a new culture and learning the English language. We look forward to helping make the transition for our children as easy as possible—with a lot of laughs, kisses, and hugs.”

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The Kozul Family
The Martin Family

The Martin Family

Adopting from India

Receiving a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant means a tremendous deal to our family. Adopting from India is definitely out of our financial means; however, ‘nothing is impossible with God.’ We are adopting out of obedience to our calling as followers of Christ and a desire to grow our family. God wants us to take care of widows and orphans. We started our adoption journey knowing that we did not have the money on our own strength and that God was going to have to deliver the funds for the adoption fees. This grant enables us to bring home our daughter, Beatrice.”

The Martin Family
The Williams Family

The Williams Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“God has been using this time of waiting to help us learn and better prepare to be parents. Specifically, we are using the season to help us grow to a greater understanding of how the adoption process impacts all people involved. We want to continue learning and using the questions we receive about adoption as an opportunity to speak up for all involved in the adoption process.”

The Williams Family
The Neff Family

The Neff Family

Adopting from Hong Kong

“Even before we were married, we both separately felt the call to adopt. Our third biological son was born deaf, which opened our hearts to special needs adoptions—something we might have been more hesitant about before he was born. We see now that God was preparing us for the needs of our future daughter when he led us to wait until after the birth of our son to begin pursuing adoption. He continues to teach us a new level of patience that only he can guide us through. He has shown us that no matter how much we want to bring our daughter home, it’s all in his timing and plan. It’s all for his glory, not ours.”

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The Neff Family
The Aleman-Serrano Family

The Aleman-Serrano Family

Adopting from South Korea

“God has taught us through this process to have lots of patience and not to lose hope. The support received from Show Hope gave us exactly what we needed to move forward with the final financial steps in our adoption process. It provided peace of mind and assurance that God was leading us his way.”

The Aleman-Serrano Family
The Guffey Family

The Guffey Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“The biggest thing that kept us from following the call to adopt was the finances. However, throughout our walk, we kept hearing the Lord say, ‘Do you trust me?’ When we started this journey, it was a total leap of faith, trusting the Lord and walking in obedience. This [grant] was truly a gift from the Lord, showing he is in control and he works everything out for our good.”

The Guffey Family
The Hines Family

The Hines Family

Adopting from the U.S.

“This grant has been part of a very humbling and joyful experience for us. It symbolizes that we are part of a bigger story—God's plan—where the generosity of strangers has helped our family get closer to meeting our child.”

The Hines Family

The Cornerstone of Our Work

The original vision of our Founders, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, Show Hope's Adoption Aid grants help break down the financial barrier standing between waiting children and families. In fact, more than 7,900 children have been impacted by a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant, coming home to the love, security, and permanency of a family.

And to date, more than 320 children and families have been impacted by the financial gifts raised through Show Hope’s annual 20/20 Campaign. In total, we have been able to award $1,984,021 in Adoption Aid grants through this annual campaign alone. 

As the number of adoptions continues to decline, Show Hope is working to spread awareness that there is hope and help for families on the adoption journey.

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