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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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Adoption Aid Grants Frequently Asked Questions

Adoption Aid grants remain the cornerstone of Show Hope’s work and the original mission of our Founders, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman. One of the primary barriers standing between children who have been orphaned and loving families is the cost associated with adoption. Our grants help break down that cost and have been instrumental…

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4 Resources for Every Adoptive Parent

Let’s be real: Parenting is hard. (Did we just hear an “Amen”?) No matter the context or circumstances, the challenges of parenting are true across the board.  Is it hard? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely.  For the children Show Hope serves, many have experienced trauma and early attachment injuries. This means the healing process…

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30 Bible Verses Every Kid Should Know

Reading the Bible together can not only be a sweet, memorable time for your family; it can also be an integral practice of discipleship for both your children and you as you discuss and memorize God’s word and promises. The following is a list of 30 verses that can be helpful as you begin memorizing…

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7 Great Quotes About Family

Built on a strong foundation of care and trust, families have the opportunity to fill the world around them with love. As members of a family pour into each other, they find their own cups running over. Any blessing we receive is meant to be passed on to others. Family is more than blood. Families…

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What is TBRI?

The world of adoption can be complex and confusing. There’s a lot of new terminology—words and acronyms—for all of the different aspects of this life. Even for those of us who live in it, it can be hard to grasp. For those unfamiliar with this world, it can seem to make no sense at all.…

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4 Ways Your Church Can Care for Orphans

God clearly outlines our call to care for children who have been orphaned in James 1:27, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” As a local church, the question isn’t, “Should we care for…

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How You Can Help Orphans

There is a place for you in adoption advocacy and orphan care efforts.  But where do you begin? How can you make an impact? How can you help children who have been orphaned? These are fair, legitimate questions, and they are natural ones to ask when faced with such a global issue. But we cannot…

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God’s Heart For Children

Jesus’ radical life of love is the clearest glimpse we have into the heart of God. Everywhere Jesus went he broke down barriers in order to welcome in life and love. His message of forgiveness and mercy offered hope to the disenfranchised, broken-hearted, and hurting. Today, he continues to call each of us to himself…

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3 Ways Your Church Can Care for Orphans

The church is “the body” of God on earth, his hands and feet to serve the world, and a model of his coming kingdom. It is the foundation—the home base—for thriving Christian community and service. As a church family, you have an opportunity to answer God’s holy invitation to care for orphans in your own…

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