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The Knowledge Barrier

Many who have the ability to make a difference in the lives of waiting children do not take action because they are unaware of the need or feel helpless to do anything. Show Hope helps break down the knowledge barrier in several ways. First, our newly designed, thoughtfully updated, and easy-to-navigate HowToAdopt.org website offers help…

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What is #GivingTuesday?

On Thanksgiving, Americans take time to be grateful for all that we have. Then on Friday through Monday, Americans will set global retail spending records for things we want. A step back for perspective is helpful, and that’s what Giving Tuesday is all about. After a historically expensive extended weekend, Giving Tuesday is a time…

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Show Hope Wallpaper

Looking for a way to add a little extra hope to your day? We’ve created these phone screen backgrounds just for you! Click on your favorite design below to save.          

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All Gifts Matched up to $100,000 for Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, you can double your impact. You help care for children who have been orphaned any time you give to this work. But today, the life-changing impact of your generosity will be doubled. An anonymous donor is matching all gifts on Giving Tuesday up to $100,000. Meeting this goal could fund 40 Adoption…

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Heart Work

Orphan care is heart-work. Almost anyone involved in this work is doing so at a deeply emotional level. That makes it easy to lose perspective on your part in the big picture. When this happens, we often find ourselves trying to do it all. We move from being the worker to trying to be the…

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4 Ways Your Family Can Help Orphans

It’s a question we get often at Show Hope … ‘How can my family help orphans?’ Family reflects God’s love and community and is meant for his glory. We believe family plays a powerful role in the care for children who have been orphaned. As Show Hope Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman often says, “Not everyone…

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‘SEE’ Rising from the Dust—An Excerpt

  The following is an excerpt from Steven Curtis Chapman’s new book, “Between Heaven & the Real World.” This story takes place after the Chapman’s youngest daughter, Maria, passed away in a tragic accident. They were having their house rebuilt, and Steven snapped a miraculous picture. You can order the book here. Near the end…

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4 Things the Bible Says About Orphans

Early in the Old Testament, we see how essential the care of children who have been orphaned is to God, and from the establishment of his Church in the New Testament, that priority remains evident. For your personal study, family devotional time, or small group, the following outlines specific references to what the Bible says…

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Why We Give

This past year we brought home our fourth child, our first through the miracle of adoption. Our son Jonah spent nearly 5 years at Maria’s Big House of Hope. He loves to tell stories of his time there, and look at pictures of all his friends in China. Recently, he fixated on a photo of…

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Philanthropy

Hello, my name is Phil. It’s Philip actually, but you can just call me Phil. A few years ago, God brought me deeper in discovering something I believe he’s had planned. This discovery changed the way I think about my work, and I think it can change the way all of us approach helping others.…

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