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An Open Letter: ‘Thank You, Show Hope’

My birthday this year goes down in history as one of the BEST so far! We spent the morning home schooling with my girls. It was calm and productive, which in my world right now is a huge success. Then we were off to volunteer. Yep, you heard that right. Volunteer. I’m not really a party…

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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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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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5 Causes of the Orphan Crisis

  Today’s orphan crisis affects millions of children across the world. The scope of the crisis can be staggering, leading many to wonder how and why this has happened. Here are five causes of the global orphan crisis: 1. HIV/AIDS Worldwide, there are an estimated 17.8 million children under the age of 18 who have…

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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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4 Ways Your Family Can Help Orphans

The love and permanency of a family are gifts from God. Family reflects God’s love and community and is meant for his glory. At Show Hope, 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 is called…

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4 Unique Ways to Share Show Hope with Friends and Family

In 2003, Show Hope was founded by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman as a movement to care for orphans. Since it’s inception, Show Hope has sought to restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress around the world by enabling more children to enter families through Adoption Aid grants, through providing acute…

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Positive, People-First Language

It is important to approach conversations around adoption and orphan care thoughtfully and carefully. The manner in which we speak about adoption and orphan care can impact the perceptions of those around us. It is crucial that our words preserve, protect, and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of children and their families. Seek to…

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5 Practical Ways to Support Foster Families

Foster care is an important way for families to help care for vulnerable children in their community. At any given time, there are thousands of children in the United States foster care system waiting for their forever family. There are also thousands of families who have committed their hearts and resources to being foster parents.…

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3 Factors Contributing to the Orphan Care Issue

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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