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Bringing Home Glory

August 27, 2018

Jeremy and Brittany welcomed their daughter, Glory, into their family on January 8, 2018. On that day, they were granted the privilege of providing foster care for her in India as they waited for the court to declare her permanent status as their daughter. Eight weeks later, they were able to bring her home. They […]

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The Ponto Family: “It Was Well Worth It”

December 13, 2013

My husband, Alan, and I have always felt called to adopt internationally. After having two boys, we felt the time was right. We attended our first informational meeting and soon made the decision to adopt from Thailand. The next year and a half was spent taking parenting classes and completing our home study. After much […]


More than a Handshake

December 4, 2013

Three years ago, when she was just 14 years old, Astrid Ruth began saving her money. When she recently had the opportunity to introduce herself to Steven Curtis Chapman following his concert in Phoenix, Arizona, she offered more than just a handshake – she also offered a brighter future to a waiting child. Since she […]

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The Collins Family: A Leap of Faith

November 5, 2013

In February 2012, we went to a Steven Curtis Chapman concert at our church. At that point, we had been married almost twelve years and had delayed starting our family for one reason or another. We were waiting for an undefined point of “readiness.” As you know, God works in unexpected ways. At the concert, […]

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The Damkoehler Family: God’s Hand Was in All of It

October 23, 2013

Sela is a precious little girl from a small mountain town in Colombia. She was abandoned at four days old and was brought to the hospital a few months later. She was diagnosed with HIV and several other complications, including pneumonia and malnutrition. She was fighting for her life. Meanwhile, a half a world away, […]

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The Bell Family: “A Beautiful, Miraculous Mess”

October 16, 2013

On a recent Sunday, I saw a miracle as my husband, three children, and I played ball as a family and then headed inside for a dance party in our living room.  Now, that may not sound like much, but the joy exuded during that time was nothing short of miraculous.  More than that, our dance party […]

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#Give2Adoption – YOU DID IT! (Vinyard Series #3)

September 4, 2013

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” – James 1:27 One of the most exciting times at Show Hope is when we have the opportunity to contact a new family to inform them that they will be receiving a grant. As […]

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The Need is Still Great – #Give2Adoption

August 28, 2013

Every year we take the time in our communications to focus for a season on the area of our work that directly changes a waiting child’s status from “orphan” to “beloved daughter or son” – Adoption Aid Grants. Through a variety of stories shared through our blog in August, you have been given a glimpse […]