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From our Founders

Giving Tuesday 2022

It’s Giving Tuesday, and today, with your help, we are planning to raise $50,000 for the work of Show Hope. And when we do, we will unlock a $50,000 matching gift—thanks to the love and support of generous donors.  That’s $100,000—all in one day. So will you join us?  The barriers standing between waiting children…

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How Adoption Wrecked Me

by Mary Beth Chapman, Co-founder, Show Hope Adoption wrecked me. But it wrecked me in all the right ways. The minute Shaoey was placed in my arms, I got it. Finally, everything I had been taught to believe growing up in church, it all made sense. You see, all of those years ago, standing in…

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A Generous Answer by Mary Beth Chapman

A Generous Answer by Mary Beth Chapman

by Mary Beth Chapman, Co-founder, Show Hope One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be enriched. — Proverbs 11:24–25 I’ve taken several walks lately, when the air has felt more “fall-ish.” And…

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Nest by Mary Beth Chapman

Nest

by Mary Beth Chapman, Co-founder, Show Hope Wow! This past year. There is a lot to say, but let me start with, “I didn’t see that coming!”  The term empty nest was something that had been a way distant idea. After all, our first child was born in 1986, and it would be 2021 before…

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A Letter From Our Founders: The Next Right Step of Faith

A Letter From Our Founders | Emily Chapman Richards, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, and Kristin Parks

Dear Friends,  In many ways, Show Hope began with an 11-year-old girl. You’ve likely heard the story—I (Mary Beth here) along with our oldest daughter, Emily, traveled to Haiti on an unforgettable mission trip. It was there that God opened Emily’s eyes and heart to children who had been orphaned. Little did we know, that…

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We SEE You

We SEE You - Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman

Dear 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 A year ago, we shared this passage…

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The Vision for Medical Care

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

Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman

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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