For Michael and Amy Rankin, the adoption of their second daughter all started with a Prayer Focus email from Show Hope. They printed the email, they hung it on their refrigerator, and they prayed. “I am confident that, if it weren’t for Show Hope, she wouldn’t be here,” Amy said. “She was well cared […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones you accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who […]
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 […]