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Helpful Parenting Resources for Adoptive & Foster Families Amidst COVID-19

Children who know the impact of trauma and early loss often struggle daily with fear, anxiety, and isolation. These emotions and feelings are most certainly heightened and triggered during this season of “safer at home” mandates and restrictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear is real for us, as parents, so it must be…

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Carver Family

See Show Hope’s impact in the life of a family and the entire state of Louisiana. In November 2012, Kim and Kristyn Carver lay awake in their hotel room in Franklin, Tennessee, asking God a series of questions. After being introduced to Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman along with Scott Hasenbalg (Show Hope’s founding…

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An Excerpt from “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child”

Created to Connect

The following is excerpted from “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child.” Created by Dr. Karyn Purvis with Michael and Amy Monroe, “Created to Connect” serves as a dynamic resource for those looking to draw helpful and encouraging parallels between the Christian faith and the foundational teachings of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). …

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The Gospel in Pre+Post Adoption Support

By Emily Chapman Richards, Executive Director of Show Hope At the very core of who we are exists a deep desire and fundamental need for connection, belonging, and security found only within relationship. This eternal truth can be traced back to the very beginning of time. “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our…

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The Vision for Pre+Post Adoption Support

As followers of Christ, it seems that God often invites us into journeys where only the first few steps are clear. Without any real idea of where a journey will lead, we follow, hoping the path will be filled with awe and wonder, and often it is. But that journey can also turn out much…

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VIDEO: The Impact of the Empowered to Connect Conference

  The Empowered to Connect Conference is coming to Fort Worth, TX this Spring. And the live simulcast? It’s coming to a town near you. The resources and training offered through this conference and simulcast have impacted thousands of children and families across the world, and we don’t want you to miss out. Live Event…

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You Are Invited to Host the Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast

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

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

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

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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