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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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How to Prepare for Adoption

How to Prepare for Adoption | The Villanueva Family

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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Funding Your Adoption

The Jones Family

With the cost ranging between $25,000 to $50,000, many families face a financial gap when funding their adoption. This is not only overwhelming but also discouraging for most individuals and families. However, there is hope. There are numerous resources available to help reduce the financial barrier that exists between waiting children and families. A great…

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Am I Eligible to Adopt?

Am I Eligible to Adopt? | The Burgess Family

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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5 Ways to Prepare as You Await Adoption Placement

5 Ways to Prepare as You Await Placement

The adoption process involves different challenges and obstacles with waiting being one of the hardest ones. As you wait to welcome home a child into your family through adoption, there are things you and your family can do to help prepare for this new chapter you are about to begin. 1. Culture Familiarize yourself with…

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4 Types of Domestic Adoption

4 Types of Domestic Adoption

The term domestic adoption refers to the process of a citizen adopting a child with the same citizenship. Wait times, fees, and the level of legal risk vary among domestic adoption processes. Because of this, it is not unusual for a family to feel a level of apprehension about pursuing a domestic adoption. Education and…

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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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