Our Story

History

This movement began in 2003, when Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman founded Show Hope after having their own eyes and hearts opened to the global orphan crisis. Since then, Show Hope has worked to holistically approach orphan care, helping children in four key areas:

Through Adoption Aid grants, Show Hope has helped more than 5,800 children from more than 60 countries, including the U.S. More than 2,500 waiting children with acute medical and special needs have received loving care through Show Hope’s Care Centers in China. Show Hope’s partnership with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU and Empowered to Connect has helped bring hope and healing to children around the world with encouraging, research based teaching in Pre+Post Adoption Support. And Show Hope prepares for the future with our Student Initiatives by educating and empowering the next generation of leaders to effectively care and make a difference in the lives of waiting children.

On Show Hope’s Use of Statistics about Children who have been Orphaned

We believe it is vitally important to maintain best practices in the way we use numbers and statistics in our communication efforts to bring awareness to the millions of children in need of a family.

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All we do is only possible because of you—because of individuals and communities taking a stand and responding to God’s invitation to care for children who need families.

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