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20:20 Campaign: The Burmeister Family

April 14, 2016

Felix and Alison Burmeister’s adoption journey began on the other side of the world. The two met in Pakistan when they were working as cross-cultural workers. Both Felix and Alison had a strong desire to someday start a family, and believe now that God’s plan is for them to grow their family through adoption. They […]

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Four Reasons Adoption can be Expensive

February 12, 2016

One of the most common questions people ask about adoption is,  “Why is it so expensive? If there are millions of waiting children around the world, why is it so difficult to bring them home?” These are fair questions. Before we dive into a few answers, a reminder: Adoption is a beautiful, life-giving, life-changing act. […]

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Dear Show Hope Sponsors and Donors

February 5, 2016

Dear Show Hope Sponsors and Donors, My husband and I attended a worship concert in Denver many years ago where Steven Curtis Chapman showed beautiful pictures and shared touching stories of adoption. Although we had talked about adopting someday, I believe this placed a stronger desire in our hearts for girls in China. We also […]


4 Unique Ways to Share Show Hope with Friends and Family

November 4, 2015

In 2003, Show Hope was founded by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman as a movement to care for orphans. Since it’s inception, Show Hope has sought to restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress around the world by enabling more children to enter families through Adoption Aid grants, through providing acute […]


3 Major Areas of Adoption Expense

September 10, 2015

Show Hope is eager to assist families in reducing the financial barrier to adoption. When talking about adoption expenses, it’s helpful to look at three of the major areas of expense: 1. Paperwork and Logistics When preparing to adopt, couples must account for registration, application, adoption study, and processing and placement fees. Each of these fees […]

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The White Family’s Adoption Story

September 3, 2015

The White Family brought their son, Samuel, home with the help of a Show Hope grant! In their inspiring adoption testimony below, they describe God’s provision throughout their journey. If you had asked us ten years ago at our wedding where we would be now, the answer would have most likely included “settled” with “1 or 2 (maybe […]

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Bringing Ella Home

August 21, 2015

I wish that I could identify a specific instance that prompted me to adopt, but it’s impossible. I have felt called to adopt for many years and always knew that someday I would build my family through adoption. After a lot of prayer and promptings of the Spirit, I began the process to adopt a […]


3 Things to Know Before You Adopt

August 19, 2015

If you are new to the topic of adoption or are currently in the beginning stages of your adoption process, you probably have lots of questions! Beyond the challenges (both financially and otherwise) that adoption can present, adoption at its core is a life-changing journey that not only restores hope to a child, but also […]