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How You Can Help Orphans

There is a place for you in adoption advocacy and orphan care efforts.  But where do you begin? How can you make an impact? How can you help children who have been orphaned? These are fair, legitimate questions, and they are natural ones to ask when faced with such a global issue. But we cannot…

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A Most Special Day

Today, May 24th, is the day my daughter came home. It was a great day 16 years ago when she was placed in my arms, and my life was changed forever! When I think about this day, what I remember the most is being stunned at my immediate love and devotion to this little girl.…

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The Spencer Family Adoption Journey

From before we got married, Lindsey and I discussed the possibility of adopting someday. After our son Luke was born, we knew we wanted another child. We discussed, prayed, and bit our fingernails over the possibility of adoption. By June 2014, we decided the Lord was indeed leading us to adopt. When we began, we…

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4 Small Ways To Make A Big Difference

You can’t do everything. It’s a simple truth, but it’s hard to accept. You alone can’t solve the whole orphan crisis, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help make a difference in a child’s life. We have a staff devotion time each week at the Show Hope office. During a devotion time last month, the speaker…

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3 Ways Your Church Can Care for Orphans

The church is “the body” of God on earth, his hands and feet to serve the world, and a model of his coming kingdom. It is the foundation—the home base—for thriving Christian community and service. As a church family, you have an opportunity to answer God’s holy invitation to care for orphans in your own…

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Every Parent is a “Real” Parent

Language matters. The way we choose to use our words is vitally important. In the book of James, the tongue is compared to the rudder of a ship. The rudder is a small piece — minuscule in comparison to the size of the massive ship it is attached to — yet it controls the direction…

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4 Unique Ways to Share Show Hope with Friends and Family

In 2003, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman founded Show Hope with its mission to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. Since its inception, Show Hope has helped more than 7,000 children from 65 countries, including the U.S., come to know the love and permanency of a family through…

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October Prayer Focus: Judson

Judson is an active and bright little boy! His bubbly personality and adorable giggle provide a great welcome to any who are fortunate enough to visit his room. Judson enjoys “talking” in his exuberant and babbly 20-month-old way and his nannies equally enjoy helping him learn new words. Even though Judson’s mobility is limited due…

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Show Hope Gives Adoption Aid Grant To 5,000th Child

SHOW HOPE CELEBRATES BY HELPING THEIR 5,000th CHILD RECEIVE A GRANT AND FIND THEIR FOREVER HOME! Since they opened their doors just 12 years ago, Show Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide, is celebrating a…

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