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What is Empowered To Connect?

February 23, 2016

We sent some questions about Empowered To Connect over to Amanda R. Hiles Howard, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Samford University. Her answers show why everyone can benefit from the teaching of this conference!  Why is the Empowered To Connect conference for everyone, not just professionals? Matilda and her father are out shopping. They […]

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Adopted or Biological: They are “Your Own” Kids

January 22, 2016

The importance of adoption in the Gospel is undeniable. God is the master storyteller. He weaves together every thread in the fabric of history for the purpose of his glory and redemptive cause. He takes every detail into consideration. There is one small detail of his story that is often missed, but so important: Jesus […]

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Can Adoptive Parents get the “Baby Blues” Too?

January 20, 2016

After a baby is born, it’s not uncommon for the mother or father to experience a period of depression referred to as the “Baby Blues.” In more severe cases, these feelings are called postpartum depression. It’s less known, but just as common, for adoptive parents to experience a similar depression soon after a child is placed […]

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Every Parent is a “Real” Parent

January 7, 2016

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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3 Useful Resources for the Adoption Journey

August 10, 2015

Navigating the various avenues of adoption requires diligence, prayer, and support. At Show Hope, we aim to provide adoptive families with resources and information to help make their transition as smooth as possible! Here are three useful resources for your adoption journey: 1. HowtoAdopt.org This website is a one-stop site for all things related to […]

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4 Key Takeaways from the Empowered to Connect Simulcast

May 5, 2015

If you participated in our first ever Empowered to Connect Simulcast in April 2015, we want to thank you for joining us and nearly 20,000 others across North, Central, and South America. By your presence it is clear that you are deeply committed to the children you are called to love and serve.  This makes […]