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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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‘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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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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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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Thank You for Your Kindness

I cannot believe it has been 20 years! Show Hope was founded in my heart in 2000 when Shaoey came home through the miracle of adoption, but it would be 2003 when Shaohannah’s Hope would become official. And through the course of several years, Shaohannah’s Hope evolved into her name, Show Hope. When I have…

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From Our Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman

Treasures Pondering in My Heart Grammy and PopPops … that is what six—almost seven(!)—little people call me and Steven. They are the only ones who have those naming rights on us, and we love it! With those names comes a feeling like none other. I remember Emily and Tanner coming home from Ireland for Easter.…

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From Our Founders

Dear Show Hope Family,  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Show Hope. To think, a little dream we had so many years ago is now a flourishing tree rooted deep in God’s still faithfulness is really quite astounding. And this year, as we celebrate and remember the past, we also look forward, with hope-filled…

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From Our Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman

To the parents and families who are waiting to welcome home their precious children from China …  I pray this letter finds you as peaceful and comforted as possible while you find yourself in this incredible wait to bring your beautiful children home.  The journey you are traveling, I am sure, has tested your faith…

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From Our Founders: Exciting News!

Dear Show Hope Family,  Happy New Year! We do hope and pray that the Christmas and New Year season was filled with much joy and rest for you and your family. Words can never express how grateful we are to each and every one of you for your prayers and support of Show Hope and…

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Giving Tuesday 2022

It’s Giving Tuesday, and today, with your help, we are planning to raise $50,000 for the work of Show Hope. And when we do, we will unlock a $50,000 matching gift—thanks to the love and support of generous donors.  That’s $100,000—all in one day. So will you join us?  The barriers standing between waiting children…

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