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From our Founders

The Vision for Medical Care

In 2003, we founded Show Hope with the mission to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. Through our own personal adoption journey, our hearts had been quickened to the needs of children who had been orphaned. We had quickly identified a financial barrier that stood between waiting children and…

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What is Most True

To our Show Hope friends, Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. — Matthew 10:29-31 What strange and unpredictable…

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Gloriously Hard

Remembering Maria

By Mary Beth Chapman, Co-founder of Show Hope   I cannot believe we are here … 2019 … 10 years of caring for children at Maria’s Big House of Hope! I clearly remember the day we stood on a bare piece of land in China, dreaming of someday taking care of children who are medically…

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The Vision for Adoption Aid

  When love takes you in, everything changes …  My husband wrote those words after our daughter Shaoey became a part of the Chapman family 20 years ago. The words have come to mean exponentially more today than ever, particularly as I reflect on the early days of Show Hope’s Adoption Aid program.  As many…

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The Vision for Pre+Post Adoption Support

As followers of Christ, it seems that God often invites us into journeys where only the first few steps are clear. Without any real idea of where a journey will lead, we follow, hoping the path will be filled with awe and wonder, and often it is. But that journey can also turn out much…

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Return: Thoughts from Mary Beth Chapman on walking into a new year

Last year, as we turned the page to 2018, each Show Hope staff member named a word for the new year—one to guide him or her into the new year, one to remember while navigating a new year of changes, obstacles, and triumphs. This year, as we turned the page to 2019, the Show Hope…

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