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3 Major Areas of Adoption Expense

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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3 Things to Know Before You Adopt

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…

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The Bonnema Family Adoption Testimony

The Bonnema Family recently welcomed their daughter, Riley Grace, into their family through the miracle of adoption. In their inspiring adoption testimony below, they share about their journey and God’s constant faithfulness through it all. My husband and I have always wanted to adopt, and adoption was our first choice for building our family. We spent our first…

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The Miracle of Adoption: Chloe’s Story

The Manis family brought their daughter, Chloe, home with the help of a Show Hope grant! In their inspiring adoption testimony below, they share about their journey. My husband and I have always wanted to be parents. Kids seem to be drawn to us, and us to them. We have both looked forward to the…

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Should We Care for Kids in America First?

Hard Questions: In this blog series, Show Hope staff members do their best to help shed light on some of the hardest questions we are asked here at Show Hope. We will strive to foster a healthy dialogue, but we acknowledge that we do not have all the answers! If you have a hard question you’d like…

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In-Country Adoption: Yemeserach’s Story

Earlier, we shared the story of Hiwot, a little girl from Ethiopia who was able to come into a loving Christian family in her home country with the help of Show Hope’s in-country Adoption Aid program! Yemeserach (whose name means “Good News”) is another precious little girl from Ethiopia, who was found abandoned at two…

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The P.R.A.Y. Approach to Caring for Orphans

Show Hope believes that the best way to serve vulnerable and orphaned children is by working proactively to ensure the best possible outcome by following the P.R.A.Y. acronym: Preservation If the biological family is able to care for the child, preserving the family unit is the top priority. There are many great organizations that work…

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A Miracle in Ethiopia: Hiwot’s Story

Hiwot (whose name means “life”) was found at only a week old in Hawassa, a city in Ethiopia. Once she was found, Hiwot was placed in a local orphanage where she spent the first nine months of her life. Because the past decade has seen a dramatic decline in international adoption, Hiwot would have likely…

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BREAKING NEWS: Show Hope Launches In-Country Adoption Aid

THE NEED FOR IN-COUNTRY ADOPTION Over the last few years, there has been a steep decline in the number of children placed through international adoptions into American families. In fact, over the past 11 years, international adoptions to the US have dropped by a drastic 70% due in large part to changes in governmental policy…

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Adoption Options: Closed, Semi-Open, and Open Adoptions

When pursuing domestic adoption, there are numerous aspects to consider. People often have varying definitions of what an open or closed adoption means, but here is a general idea of what each entails: Closed With closed adoptions, the adoptive family and birth family do not have contact before, during, or after the adoption process. All…

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