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Orphan Care Movement

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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Every Parent is a “Real” Parent

Language matters. The way we choose to use our words is vitally important. In the book of James, the tongue is compared to the rudder of a ship. The rudder is a small piece — minuscule in comparison to the size of the massive ship it is attached to — yet it controls the direction…

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4 Ways to Pray for Newly Adoptive Families

Show Hope exists to care for orphans and to restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. When Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth founded Show Hope, they dreamt about the far-reaching impacts that the organization has today. As you partner with Show Hope through financial giving and support, also consider these four…

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3 Ways Children Can Care for Orphans

In Matthew 19, Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Jesus knows how real and important a child’s faith is. As parents of young children, we can encourage our young believers to model God’s heart for orphans in…

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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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12 Tips for Welcoming Home a Child Through Adoption

If you’re preparing to welcome your child home through adoption, there are some very practical things you can do to help smooth your child’s transition home. The following ideas may be a help to you in the period surrounding placement: 1. Find ways to help your child build connection with the new environment they will…

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4 Comments About Adoption You Didn’t Know Were Offensive

Many people are unfamiliar with the full experience of those impacted by adoption and as a result, can risk inadvertently being offensive or insensitive in their comments or questions. As we seek to bring vulnerable children home to families, we want to be careful to use our words in a way that supports and brings…

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5 Tips for Using Social Media to Care for Orphans

Have you ever wondered how you can join Show Hope in the movement to care for orphans? Just take a look online! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest are all great ways to spread awareness and inspire your friends to care for orphans! Sometimes, all the possibilities for using social media can seem a bit overwhelming.…

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5 Ways to Support Adoptive & Foster Families

When the Bible instructs us  “to visit the orphan and widow in their affliction”, it is not just speaking to those who are called to adopt or provide for vulnerable children through foster care – it is speaking to everyone. So what happens when you aren’t in the position to become a foster parent or…

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5 Steps to Adoption

For families who are just beginning the adoption process, the journey ahead can often feel daunting. While the miracle of adoption serves to restore the hope of a family to orphans around the world, the process can be full of waiting and uncertainty…not to mention a whole lot of paperwork! Although the adoption process can…

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