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Posts by Bethany Briley

How to Know When You Are Ready to Adopt

How will I know when I am ready to adopt

Why am I adopting? What are my expectations? Am I eligible to adopt? Am I prepared to adopt? These are common questions we receive when individuals are exploring adoption as a means to grow their families. Knowing when you are ready to adopt is a process that should take ample amounts of time, preparation, and…

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Giving as an Act of Worship

Giving as Worship

This work of Show Hope would not be possible without the faithful prayer, support, and generosity of our donors and supporters. In this video, Show Hope Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman sits down with Director of Development Emily Schafer to talk about her role and what it looks like to invite people into the work of…

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How to Help Calm Your Dysregulated Child or Teen

How to Help Calm Your Dysregulated Child or Teen

In our roles as parents and/or caregivers, we have all experienced moments when our children and/or teens find themselves in states of dysregulation or distress. In some instances, those states of dysregulation or distress involve no threat of danger or harm, but we must be clear-eyed to the fact that some moments could prove otherwise.…

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Incorporating TBRI® in the Classroom

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) is designed to meet the relational and developmental needs of children and teens impacted by trauma as well as the needs of the parents and caregivers who are seeking to help them thrive and flourish. TBRI considers the whole child—his or her brain, biology, behavior, body, and beliefs—and provides parents and…

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God’s Heart for Children

God's Heart for Children

“For you formed my inward parts;you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”— Psalm 139:13-14 We serve a God who cares deeply for children who have been orphaned. Throughout Scripture, we see God’s compassion for the poor,…

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Understanding Health Insurance for Children Welcomed Home Through Adoption

Dad who received a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant holding his son smiling at camera

Understanding how to navigate health insurance on behalf of your child can be challenging. Show Hope’s mission is to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. Those barriers include the financial barrier (addressed through Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants), the medical barrier (addressed through Show Hope’s Medical Care grants), and…

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‘Twas the Night Before Giving Tuesday

‘Twas the night before Giving Tuesday when all through the land, Nonprofits were stirring with all they had planned. Of course, the Show Hope team was no exception,  Giving Tuesday has been on our radar since its inception.    With Mary Beth in her sweatshirt and I in my cap,  We had settled in for a…

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What’s Next for Pause Campaign?

Pause Campaign

What would it look like for a group of students to put away distractions for seven days and focus on children who have been orphaned? This was the vision Show Hope had in the fall of 2016 when Pause Campaign (Pause) officially launched, with its aim of engaging students in the work to care for…

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Thank You for 20 Years of Show Hope

Dear Show Hope Family,  We love Christmas, and this time each year, we love to share about Show Hope’s annual Gifts of Hope campaign—it truly is one of our favorites!  All month long, we’ll be sharing with you stories of hope from children and families who we—and you—have had the honor of journeying with over…

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