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Are We Speaking With Love?

Most parents feel they have an idea of what they are getting into as they begin building a transracial family. Still, in an inherently broken world that is often filled with prejudice and stereotypes, leading a transracial family isn’t necessarily the easiest road. Families who grow through adoption are often impacted by the racial stereotypes…

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Every Parent is a “Real” Parent

Language matters. The way we choose to use our words is vitally important. In the book of James, the tongue is compared to the rudder of a ship. The rudder is a small piece — minuscule in comparison to the size of the massive ship it is attached to — yet it controls the direction…

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3 Things Adoptive Parents Want You To Know

At Show Hope, we are always encouraged to hear stories of children once waiting, being brought into the love and nurture of a family through adoption. Whether you hope to adopt in the future or have added to your family by adoption multiple times, there are always new things to learn. Here are three things…

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4 Comments About Adoption You Didn’t Know Were Offensive

Many people are unfamiliar with the full experience of those impacted by adoption and as a result, can risk inadvertently being offensive or insensitive in their comments or questions. As we seek to bring vulnerable children home to families, we want to be careful to use our words in a way that supports and brings…

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The Willet Family: “The Lord Carried Us Through”

The Willet Family recently brought their son home from Ghana with the help of a Show Hope grant! Below, they share their inspiring adoption testimony and describe how God carried them through the journey. After spending a year of service in Haiti after the earthquake, we knew the Lord was calling us to start a…

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5 Ways to Prepare as You Await Placement

If you are waiting to welcome a child into your family through adoption, there are a number of things that you and your family can do to help prepare for the new chapter you are about to begin. 1. Culture Familiarize yourself with the culture of your child’s country of origin and find positive elements…

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4 Medical Needs Impacting Children Waiting for a Family

When considering adoption, it is so important for families to be familiar with the many unknowns, including the possible physical and emotional needs of the child. Children who have been orphaned face a wide range of medical concerns that can be rare or uncommon in our culture. However, with proper education regarding what medical issues…

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