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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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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

Health Insurance for Children Home Through Adoption

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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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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The Knowledge Barrier to Adoption

Many individuals who have the ability to make a difference in the lives of waiting children do not take action simply because they are unaware of the needs or don’t know where to begin.  For us at Show Hope, we see this knowledge gap as a barrier to adoption, and there are three specific ways…

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A Weight Lifted

Aubrey and Ryan Bauer knew before they ever got married the Lord was calling them to adopt. They started dating in high school and continued dating through college, always staying on the same page about their future. After having their first two children, Ellory and Emmett, they knew it was time to start answering the…

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The Medical Barrier to Adoption

Many children who have been orphaned live with medical needs, with limited access to adequate healthcare. And once home, rising medical costs and access to treatment can be overwhelming for families. With a desire to address the medical needs of children who had been orphaned, we took a step back to listen, dream, and hope.…

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The Financial Barrier to Adoption

There are approximately 15 million children around the globe who have been orphaned. Here in the U.S. alone, there are more than 100,000 children in the foster care system who have had parental rights terminated. This global issue crosses international borders, racial divides, and economic classes. It impacts children from every walk of life, and…

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A Beam of Light

A Beam of Light

Beam of light. That is what Nolitha’s name means in Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa where she was born. And according to Jane and Aaron Littmann, her name could not be more accurate.  “Every photo we received of her [before bringing her home] proved that to be true,” Aaron said. “She…

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