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Posts by Bethany Briley

All of Us Working Together

Twin girls sitting outside in the grass

When God brought twin girls, Brynn and Tess, home to Elizabeth and Zachary Nottingham, he filled their hearts with a passion for spreading the word about adoption—and particularly the message of not letting finances get in the way. “I’ve seen so much fruit in it,” Zachary said. “As a believer, I don’t think I’ve grown…

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The Gospel on Display

Laurie Hart and family

When Laurie and Michael Hart first felt the call to adopt in January 2017, they specifically felt called to adopt a teen out of foster care. “Everyone thought we were crazy,” Laurie said. Not long after connecting with an agency, they came across the information for a teenager and felt she was the one they…

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Our North Star

Show Hope Adoption Aid grant recipient family holding hands and walking outside

Dear Show Hope Family,  I recently celebrated five years of service at Show Hope, and what I love and why I am passionate about being here is that Show Hope is an organization that lives and breathes by faith. That call to faith is part of our DNA, if you will. It was our Founders,…

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An Outpouring of Support

A boy smiling at the camera

Growing up, Joseph Langr helped his dad serve adults with special needs. When Joseph and his wife, Chloe, were engaged, he shared a calling to parent children with Down syndrome someday. Chloe tabled the conversation until after they were married and together decided that they wanted to pursue it if that was only specifically how…

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That Nudge From God

Show Hope staff member, Emily Schafer, smiling at the camera for a professional headshot

Two years ago, I was introduced to Show Hope through Hope for the Journey. My friend and colleague, at the time, was (and still is a foster parent) and shared, “This conference is one you are really going to love.” I was about nine months into respite care I was providing for a young boy,…

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The Need Continues

Daughter of a family who received a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant holding a yellow flower towards the camera and smiling

Today, there are approximately 15 million children, around the globe, who are in need of the love, security, and permanency of a family. And here, in the U.S., there are some 115,000 children who have had parental rights terminated and are in need of permanent families. In addition, there are families who long to grow…

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Meet the Satos

Family standing together and smiling for a picture in front of their house

“Stepping into the hard and broken places is where I see God move mountains over and over again. No one in our family shares DNA. And when I look around our table, I see our beautiful family, each person so different, and I remember their birth families who brought us together.” Jennifer and Jonathan Sato…

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There Is Hope and Help With YOU

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More than 20 years ago, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman dreamed of helping 100 children come home to the love of a family through adoption. Today, nearly 8,900 children have been impacted by a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant. Yet the need remains the same as it did in 2003.  The goal of Show…

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Meet the Waldens

Man playing guitar and family gathered around smiling

“While we don’t yet know who you are, we know God is perfectly weaving our family together, and you are part of the tapestry he is creating.” Liana and Nathan Walden The goal of Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants is to fund 25 to 35 percent of the total costs associated with adoption. Until recently,…

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