Our Story

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 6,800 children from more than 60 countries, including the U.S. More than 2,700 waiting children with acute medical and special needs have received loving care through Show Hope’s Care Centers in China. In the area of Pre+Post Adoption Support, more than 85,000 parents, churches, caregivers, and professionals have been impacted by Show Hope’s Empowered to Connect Conference with its aim of bringing help, hope, and healing to children and families. And with Show Hope’s focus on the future, its Student Initiatives area educates and empowers the next generation of leaders to effectively care and make a difference in the lives of waiting children—not just in the future but today.

To gain a fuller understanding of Show Hope’s Care Centers program and to the upcoming changes to that programmatic work, please read this blog post from our Founders and Executive Director. The Care Centers program is a vital part of Show Hope’s legacy and will remain an integral part of our story moving forward. We look forward to sharing more with you in the future as the next chapter of Show Hope unfolds.

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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