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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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Getting to Know Kate Johnson—Show Hope’s Manager of Adoption Aid

Kate Johnson - Manager of Adoption Aid

Recently, Show Hope Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman had the opportunity to sit down with Kate Johnson, Show Hope’s Manager of Adoption Aid.  Adoption Aid grants are the cornerstone of Show Hope’s work and the original vision of our Founders. Every year, countless individuals consider growing their family through adoption, but only a small percentage of…

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Honoring Birth Parents

Honoring Birth Parents

As followers of Jesus, it is important for us to honor the birth parents of our children welcomed home through adoption. Even in the most complex situations, we must remember that birth parents have inherent dignity and worth, and to treat them otherwise would reflect anything but the love and grace of Christ. As our…

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What to Do While Waiting to Adopt

Willful Disobedience? Think Again.

The adoption journey is one not to be taken lightly. From your early days of question-asking and information-gathering to the hours of paperwork and home study visits, endurance, strength, and most importantly, faith are musts. As Show Hope’s Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman often says, the adoption journey is “gloriously hard,” and for many, some of…

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The Best Job in the World

Kathy McKinney, David and Hannah Scudder, and their two children

Since 2006, I have had the privilege of assisting families in the process of adopting children. Nothing gives me greater joy than to read their stories, answer their questions, grieve with them in their disappointments, and rejoice with them when their children finally come home. For so many of the families, their greatest concern is…

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Meet the Haglers

An image of a mother, father, and their two young boys posing for a family photo in a park.

To hear the judge declare him ours took all the waiting and the months of having him with us and solidified it all. He was home. In April 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic began changing the world as we knew it, Rachel and Matt Hagler started the process to adopt domestically. A year later, the…

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20+ Travel Tips for International Adoption

Mother and daughter embracing

International travel of any kind can be difficult, especially when you’re traveling to a new country to meet your child for the first time. In an effort to help make your trip a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of 20+ travel tips for international adoption from parents who’ve walked this road before.   While…

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4 Commonly Asked Questions About Adoption

4 Commonly Asked Questions About Adoption

Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman founded Show Hope in 2003 with its mission to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. So as you might imagine, over the many years since Show Hope’s beginning, we have been asked a plethora of questions regarding the adoption process and journey. The…

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Funding Your Adoption

The Jones Family

With the cost ranging between $25,000 to $50,000, many families face a financial gap when funding their adoption. This is not only overwhelming but also discouraging for most individuals and families. However, there is hope. There are numerous resources available to help reduce the financial barrier that exists between waiting children and families. A great…

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