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A Word From Mary Beth Chapman: Glimpses of Goodness

May is always a difficult month for the Chapmans. It reminds us of what is missing, or broken if you will. Maria as most of you know, went to be with Jesus on the 21st of May, 2008. Since that day, May always presents itself with the dread of anticipating “the day”. Our family always…

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4 Ways to Pray for Newly Adoptive Families

Show Hope exists to care for orphans and to restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. When Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth founded Show Hope, they dreamt about the far-reaching impacts that the organization has today. As you partner with Show Hope through financial giving and support, also consider these four…

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3 Ways Children Can Care for Orphans

In Matthew 19, Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Jesus knows how real and important a child’s faith is. As parents of young children, we can encourage our young believers to model God’s heart for orphans in…

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A Word from Mary Beth Chapman on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is here! The act of selecting just the right Mother’s Day card for my own mother got my already constantly swirling and whirling mind spinning with thoughts even more. Mothers…they come in all shapes and sizes (I think I’ve been them all) and all mothers are on their own journey unique to them.…

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3 Prayers for Families Considering Adoption

Whether you are in the midst of an adoption journey or even simply considering taking the first steps toward one, the following are three prayers on which to focus. 1. Prayers for WisdomWe often turn to a trusted friend, family member, and/or mentor when needing advice. This wise counsel is good and needed. However, more…

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3 Factors Contributing to the Orphan Care Issue

Care for Orphans

The work of Show Hope exists to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. There are an estimated 15 million children in the world who have lost both parents. Many children who have been orphaned encounter significant early challenges and trauma related to malnutrition, abuse, neglect, and/or unaddressed medical needs.…

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5 Tips for Using Social Media to Care for Orphans

Have you ever wondered how you can join Show Hope in the movement to care for orphans? Just take a look online! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest are all great ways to spread awareness and inspire your friends to care for orphans! Sometimes, all the possibilities for using social media can seem a bit overwhelming.…

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5 Ways to Support Adoptive & Foster Families

When the Bible instructs us  “to visit the orphan and widow in their affliction”, it is not just speaking to those who are called to adopt or provide for vulnerable children through foster care – it is speaking to everyone. So what happens when you aren’t in the position to become a foster parent or…

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8 Steps to Adoption

8 Steps to Adoption

  Adoption can be a varied and sometimes complex process, making each experience unique. However, there are several basic steps common to most adoptions. Understanding these can help make the journey more manageable. Here are 8 steps to adoption:   1. Prepare Properly. It is important to assess your motivation and readiness to expand your…

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3 Things the Bible Says About Adoption

3 Things the Bible Says About Adoption

What does the Bible say about adoption? The theme of adoption is woven throughout Scripture, serving to not only strengthen our faith but to also encourage us as we press into the needs of waiting children around the world. We’ve talked about what the Bible says about orphans and how Scripture encourages us to address…

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