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He Will Surely Do It

Chelsea Sobolik

By Chelsea Sobolik My husband and I knew before we were married that the Lord was calling us to build our family through adoption. When I was 18, I was diagnosed with a somewhat rare medical condition that prevents me from bearing babies biologically. The majority of people walk through childlessness as a married couple,…

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Running the Race Before Us

Lola Ho and her family

Lola Ho loves to run. She’s from a town just northeast of Nashville, Tennessee, that’s wild about cross-country running. And from time to time, if you happen to walk through a community grocery store with Lola, she’s recognized as a local inspiration. Lola, who is now 14 years old, is blind in both eyes, but…

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How Adoption Found the McCains

The McCain Duo

The McCain family doesn’t live a typical 9-to-5 lifestyle. Artina, a concert pianist, professor, and speaker, and Martin, a bass trombonist and educator, record and tour with each other. Together known as The McCain Duo, Artina and Martin have traveled the world performing and educating musicians. And much like their careers, their adoption journey is…

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Am I Eligible to Adopt?

Am I Eligible to Adopt?

It’s a question we at Show Hope are often asked … Am I eligible to adopt? And the truth is, it depends … on a variety of factors. Before we dive into the different adoption eligibility factors or as some may say, “the requirements for child adoption,” we strongly encourage you to ask yourself, Why…

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What Should I Expect with Adoption?

Justin Myers

It is helpful to enter into the adoption journey with realistic expectations about adoption, a full understanding of the adoption process, and an openness to learn about and embrace the needs of your future child. Understanding these components will allow you to more effectively care for your child in their journey. Join Justin Myers, Show…

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How to Prepare for Adoption

How to Prepare for Adoption

Once you have determined to grow your family through adoption, preparing to welcome home a child or children is the next step. How to prepare for adoption may sound quite simplistic in nature, but in reality, it involves continued prayer, study, and counsel.  First, it is crucial to anticipate and prepare for any attachment challenges…

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Getting to Know Kate Johnson—Show Hope’s Manager of Adoption Aid

Kate Johnson - Manager of Adoption Aid

Recently, Show Hope Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman had the opportunity to sit down with Kate Johnson, Show Hope’s Manager of Adoption Aid.  Adoption Aid grants are the cornerstone of Show Hope’s work and the original vision of our Founders. Every year, countless individuals consider growing their family through adoption, but only a small percentage of…

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How to Adopt

How to Adopt

Determining whether to grow your family through adoption encompasses a lengthy process with numerous questions and factors to consider. For many individuals, parents, and families, even knowing where to begin on the adoption journey can be overwhelming—so overwhelming that the first steps are oftentimes never taken. As an adoption advocacy and orphan care support nonprofit,…

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Honoring Birth Parents

Honoring Birth Parents

As followers of Jesus, it is important for us to honor the birth parents of our children welcomed home through adoption. Even in the most complex situations, we must remember that birth parents have inherent dignity and worth, and to treat them otherwise would reflect anything but the love and grace of Christ. As our…

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What to Do While Waiting to Adopt

Willful Disobedience? Think Again.

The adoption journey is one not to be taken lightly. From your early days of question-asking and information-gathering to the hours of paperwork and home study visits, endurance, strength, and most importantly, faith are musts. As Show Hope’s Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman often says, the adoption journey is “gloriously hard,” and for many, some of…

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