Pre+Post Adoption Support

Pre+Post Adoption Support

You Are Invited to Host the Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast

March 14, 2018

Even though there’s only one month until the Empowered to Connect Conference, there’s still time for you to register to host a live simulcast. In partnership with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, the Empowered to Connect Conference provides practical ways to begin the healing journey so many children need. By hosting a simulcast, […]

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Four Resources for Every Adoptive Parent

February 16, 2018

Parenting is hard. We know some readers just said “Amen” in their heads, if not actually out loud. No matter the context or circumstances, the difficulty of parenting is true across the board. It’s hard, but absolutely worth it. And the specific stories of the children our work impacts can be unique. Many children who […]

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3 Truths About Attachment-Based Parenting

January 19, 2018

This post was written by Dan Coley, Show Hope’s Senior Director of Programs.  The first time I heard Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) taught and explained by Dr. Karyn Purvis, it was almost too much to process. I was overwhelmed by the flood of information and the strategies I needed to immediately incorporate into my family. […]

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ANNOUNCING: The 2018 Empowered to Connect Conference

September 18, 2017

Show Hope has found a home for the 2018 Empowered to Connect Conference. This live event will be hosted at Community Christian Church in a Chicago metro area. Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and […]

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Giving Grace and Seeing Needs

September 7, 2017

Grace is an amazing thing. It gives us freedom and opportunity—space to move, create, and become who we were meant to be. Grace is central to the Christian faith and a relationship with God. One amazing thing about this relationship is the way God chooses to see us. Scripture tells us that God knows our […]

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3 Great Adoption Resources

July 18, 2017

The adoption journey doesn’t end on the day a child is welcomed home. In many ways, it is just beginning. And this journey, which is different for every individual and family, can be difficult. Many children who come home through adoption have experienced abuse, neglect, or some sort of trauma. As parents, guardians, professionals, or […]

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5 Books About Adoption You Should Read

February 8, 2017

The adoption journey is many things. It is beautiful, and it is hard. It is joyful, and it is sad. It is the best thing, and it is the hardest thing. And it is certainly confusing. There are a lot of useful stories and resources along the way. We have found these five books to be […]

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Why the Empowered to Connect Conference Matters to my Family

February 6, 2017

A message from Elizabeth Occhipinti, the Co-Founder and President of Miriam’s Heart in New Jersey, as well as mother to five children. Miriam’s Heart will be hosting the Empowered to Connect Simulcast for the third time in 2017. In my conversations with others, it is clear that most of us have stuff we need to work […]