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Adoption Aid

The Best Job in the World

Kathy McKinney, David and Hannah Scudder, and their two children

Since 2006, I have had the privilege of assisting families in the process of adopting children. Nothing gives me greater joy than to read their stories, answer their questions, grieve with them in their disappointments, and rejoice with them when their children finally come home. For so many of the families, their greatest concern is…

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Meet the Rockey Family

Meet the Rockey Family

Meet the Rockey family. Show Hope has had the privilege of partnering with them on their adoption journey. First, their oldest daughter, Brielle, received care at one of the Show Hope-supported Care Centers in China. The youngest daughter, Korra, came home with the help of a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant just over two years…

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Meet the Haglers

An image of a mother, father, and their two young boys posing for a family photo in a park.

To hear the judge declare him ours took all the waiting and the months of having him with us and solidified it all. He was home. In April 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic began changing the world as we knew it, Rachel and Matt Hagler started the process to adopt domestically. A year later, the…

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Real Families, Real Impact

An image of a mother and father holding their male child and smiling in a park

Every month, thousands of people help make Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants possible through their sponsorship support. Along with their giving, Show Hope sponsors are invited to follow the adoption journeys of some of the families being impacted, so they can come alongside them in prayer. Families like the Jameses, who we first introduced you…

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4 Things You Should Know About The Hague Adoption Convention

Hague Adoption Convention

The Hague Adoption Convention is an international treaty that was adopted to safeguard children in the intercountry adoption process. According to the former Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs for the U.S State Department Janice Jacobs, the Hague Convention “provides a safe, ethical, and transparent adoption process” for adoptive parents, biological parents, and most importantly, children.…

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Understanding the Different Types of Adoption

Understanding the Different Types of Adoption

When you first begin the journey, learning the ins and outs of the adoption process can feel overwhelming. There is a lot of information to absorb, and a lot of decisions to make. How do you know which type of adoption is right for you and your family? What are the different types of adoption?…

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4 Commonly Asked Questions About Adoption

4 Commonly Asked Questions About Adoption

Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman founded Show Hope in 2003 with its mission to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. So as you might imagine, over the many years since Show Hope’s beginning, we have been asked a plethora of questions regarding the adoption process and journey. The…

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How to Prepare for Adoption

How to Prepare for Adoption | The Villanueva Family

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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Funding Your Adoption

The Jones Family

With the cost ranging between $25,000 to $50,000, many families face a financial gap when funding their adoption. This is not only overwhelming but also discouraging for most individuals and families. However, there is hope. There are numerous resources available to help reduce the financial barrier that exists between waiting children and families. A great…

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Meet the Smith Family

The Smith Family

Meet the Smith family. Their Adoption Aid testimony is a beautiful picture of God’s faithfulness and perfect timing. As you read, will you join us in lifting up this precious family in prayer? “In the spring of 2010, while going through our premarital counseling, Matt and I began to discuss the possibility of growing our…

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