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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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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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Beyond Their Wildest Dreams

Four years into their process to adopt from Ethiopia, Marcus and Kayla Mackey received difficult news. The Ethiopian government was suspending all intercountry adoptions. Yet amid their confusion and heartbreak, Marcus and Kayla prayed for guidance. “We still wanted to adopt, and we still felt God saying, You have a son somewhere,” Kayla said. “Eventually,…

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How to Apply for a Show Hope Adoption Aid Grant

Am I Eligible to Adopt?

With the cost of adoption ranging between $25,000 and $50,000, this is simply outside the reach of many families. Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants help break down that financial barrier to adoption, though, and to date, nearly 8,300 children have been helped home to the love, security, and permanency of a family through the assistance…

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Exploring the Different Types of Adoption

Willful Disobedience? Think Again.

When you first begin the journey, learning the ins and outs of the adoption process can feel overwhelming. There is a lot of information to absorb and a lot of decisions to make. How do you know which type of adoption is right for you and your family? What are the different types of adoption?…

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Am I Eligible to Adopt?

Am I Eligible to Adopt?

It’s a question we at Show Hope are often asked … Am I eligible to adopt? And the truth is, it depends … on a variety of factors. Before we dive into the different adoption eligibility factors or as some may say, “the requirements for child adoption,” we strongly encourage you to ask yourself, Why…

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What Should I Expect with Adoption?

Justin Myers

It is helpful to enter into the adoption journey with realistic expectations about adoption, a full understanding of the adoption process, and an openness to learn about and embrace the needs of your future child. Understanding these components will allow you to more effectively care for your child in their journey. Join Justin Myers, Show…

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How to Prepare for Adoption

How to Prepare for Adoption

Once you have determined to grow your family through adoption, preparing to welcome home a child or children is the next step. How to prepare for adoption may sound quite simplistic in nature, but in reality, it involves continued prayer, study, and counsel.  First, it is crucial to anticipate and prepare for any attachment challenges…

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How to Adopt

How to Adopt

Determining whether to grow your family through adoption encompasses a lengthy process with numerous questions and factors to consider. For many individuals, parents, and families, even knowing where to begin on the adoption journey can be overwhelming—so overwhelming that the first steps are oftentimes never taken. As an adoption advocacy and orphan care support nonprofit,…

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