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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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When Love Won

Girl making a heart shape with her hands

Dear friends, As Easter approaches, I have been thinking a lot about the resurrection of Jesus. As I reflect on this miraculous, literal life-altering, history-changing event, I am always humbled that as a Christian, the God of the universe put on flesh, took the weight of my sin, and paid for it with His life.…

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Twenty Years of Show Hope: Reflecting on the Past and Embracing the Future

Dear friends, Today, I sit here in profound gratitude for you, as I reflect upon the incredible journey that Show Hope has taken over the past 20 years. It feels like just yesterday that my husband, Steven, and I embarked on this remarkable “great adventure” of hope, and the impact we have witnessed is immeasurable.…

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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 Bible verses every kid should know as a guide…

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Blessings Along the Way

We first introduced you to the Woller family, who were adopting from Burkina Faso, in April 2022 as one of the featured families of Show Hope’s 20/20 Campaign. Take a closer look at the Woller family and updates to their story.  Amber and Matthew Woller have always felt led to adopt, after both having different…

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2023 Adoption Hall of Fame Inductee Mary Beth Chapman

In late October, the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) announced Show Hope Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Mary Beth Chapman as the 2023 inductee to the Adoption Hall of Fame. This award is given to recognize those who exhibit outstanding dedication to service and sacrifice to the cause of adoption and those who have…

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The Kindness of the Lord

For 20 years, Show Hope—guided by our Founders, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman— has helped more than 8,600 children come to know the love, security, and permanency of a family through adoption while also equipping and mobilizing parents, caregivers, families, students, churches, and professionals to care holistically for the children entrusted to them. If…

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He Will Surely Do It

Chelsea Sobolik

By Chelsea Sobolik My husband and I knew before we were married that the Lord was calling us to build our family through adoption. When I was 18, I was diagnosed with a somewhat rare medical condition that prevents me from bearing babies biologically. The majority of people walk through childlessness as a married couple,…

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This Work Is Not Possible Without You …

The Mann Family

Dear Show Hope Family,  In our Summer Newsletter, we had the privilege of introducing you to the Mann family, recipients of a Show Hope Medical Care grant on behalf of their son, Estiven. Describing the impact of the grant, Stephanie and Michael explained, “The Medical Care grant from Show Hope has given our family less…

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Hope for Ukraine


Since late February, Show Hope—our staff, supporters, and donors—has joined much of the world in fervent prayer over the war in Ukraine. We have watched in sorrow and horror as the lives of the innocent and vulnerable have been taken and threatened, and while the Ukrainian government and people have stood strong in unity, the…

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