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Medical Care Grants Info + FAQs


  • Show Hope Medical Care grants are to be used for medical care or medical equipment (see "Eligible Expenses" below) for children who have joined their families through adoption.
  • Show Hope Medical Care grants are non-transferrable and for the sole purpose of covering medical care or medical equipment expenses for the child named on the application. Medical services covered by grant funds must be completed before the child turns 18 years old.
  • An additional application should be submitted if another child in your family has medical needs that are eligible for funding.
  • The child must be receiving medical care in the U.S. from a licensed physician.
  • The family must have incurred medical expenses for their child’s treatment within the prior 12 months or have anticipated out-of-pocket expenses for treatment within the 24 months following the application’s submission date. The incurred date is the date of service the medical procedure occurred or date the medical equipment was purchased, not the date the payment was made for the service.
  • Funding is not available for clinical trials, medications not approved by the FDA,  or for medical treatment that does not align with Show Hope’s Statement of Faith.


  • Funding may be utilized for medical care, including procedures; surgeries; hospital stays; physician administered treatments; medical equipment; and rehabilitative speech, physical, and occupational therapy.
  • Medical equipment needs that are eligible for possible funding include wheelchairs, stand-alone wheelchair and patient lifts, and/or medical equipment or devices associated with a specific diagnosis as recommended by a physician.
  • Home and vehicle modifications as well as travel and lodging expenses are not currently eligible for funding from Show Hope.
  • Behavioral health expenses (i.e. counseling) are not currently eligible for funding from Show Hope.
  • If cognitive rehabilitative therapy is being pursued to help address a known medical diagnosis, as confirmed in writing by a physician, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Expenses for counseling services are not currently eligible for funding from Show Hope.
  • If dental procedures are necessary to treat a medical diagnosis or additional services are required to accommodate underlying health conditions, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis with written confirmation from a physician. In general, preventative dental care, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry are not eligible expenses.


  • Before beginning the application process, please review Show Hope’s Statement of Faith.
  • Collect the following pieces of information:
    • Church address, phone number, website, and pastor’s email address
    • IRS tax information (1040 or 1099 and W-2 forms) for the past two years (please black out social security numbers)
    • Net worth of property, investments, goods, and liquid assets
    • Insurance summary of benefits and coverage document
    • Monthly claims statement or EOB showing deductible/OOP max and amount met
    • Most recent home study
    • Family photo (optional)
  • Identify both your medical provider and pastor references. It's helpful to let them know beforehand they will receive a reference request from Show Hope.
  • Applications for each child cannot be submitted:
    • For medical expenses for which an application has already been submitted
    • Within two years of previously submitting a Show Hope Medical Care grant application regardless of award status

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