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Am I Eligible to Adopt?

Am I Eligible to Adopt?

It’s a question we at Show Hope are often asked … Am I eligible to adopt? And the truth is, it depends … on a variety of factors. Before we dive into the different adoption eligibility factors or as some may say, “the requirements for child adoption,” we strongly encourage you to ask yourself, Why…

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How to Prepare for Adoption

How to Prepare for Adoption

Once you have determined to grow your family through adoption, preparing to welcome home a child or children is the next step. How to prepare for adoption may sound quite simplistic in nature, but in reality, it involves continued prayer, study, and counsel.  First, it is crucial to anticipate and prepare for any attachment challenges…

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How to Adopt

How to Adopt

Determining whether to grow your family through adoption encompasses a lengthy process with numerous questions and factors to consider. For many individuals, parents, and families, even knowing where to begin on the adoption journey can be overwhelming—so overwhelming that the first steps are oftentimes never taken. As an adoption advocacy and orphan care support nonprofit,…

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Honoring Birth Parents

Honoring Birth Parents

As followers of Jesus, it is important for us to honor the birth parents of our children welcomed home through adoption. Even in the most complex situations, we must remember that birth parents have inherent dignity and worth, and to treat them otherwise would reflect anything but the love and grace of Christ. As our…

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4 Things You Should Know About The Hague Adoption Convention

Hague Adoption Convention

The Hague Adoption Convention is an international treaty that was adopted to safeguard children in the intercountry adoption process. According to the former Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs for the U.S State Department Janice Jacobs, the Hague Convention “provides a safe, ethical, and transparent adoption process” for adoptive parents, biological parents, and most importantly, children.…

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20+ Travel Tips for International Adoption

Mother and daughter embracing

International travel of any kind can be difficult, especially when you’re traveling to a new country to meet your child for the first time. In an effort to help make your trip a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of 20+ travel tips for international adoption from parents who’ve walked this road before.   While…

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Adoption Costs and Financing

Adoption Costs and Financing

One of the primary barriers standing between waiting children and families is the costs associated with adoption. In fact, with the cost of adoption ranging between $25,000 and $50,000, this is simply outside the reach of many families. This reality can be overwhelming and discouraging; however, there are resources available to help bridge the financial…

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Understanding the Different Types of Adoption

Understanding the Different Types of Adoption

When you first begin the journey, learning the ins and outs of the adoption process can feel overwhelming. There is a lot of information to absorb, and a lot of decisions to make. How do you know which type of adoption is right for you and your family? What are the different types of adoption?…

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4 Commonly Asked Questions About Adoption

4 Commonly Asked Questions About Adoption

Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman founded Show Hope in 2003 with its mission to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. So as you might imagine, over the many years since Show Hope’s beginning, we have been asked a plethora of questions regarding the adoption process and journey. The…

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