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Carver Family

See Show Hope’s impact in the life of a family and the entire state of Louisiana. In November 2012, Kim and Kristyn Carver lay awake in their hotel room in Franklin, Tennessee, asking God a series of questions. After being introduced to Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman along with Scott Hasenbalg (Show Hope’s founding…

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An Excerpt from “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child”

Created to Connect

The following is excerpted from “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child.” Created by Dr. Karyn Purvis with Michael and Amy Monroe, “Created to Connect” serves as a dynamic resource for those looking to draw helpful and encouraging parallels between the Christian faith and the foundational teachings of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). …

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What is Empowered To Connect?

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

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?

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…

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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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4 Unique Ways to Share Show Hope with Friends and Family

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

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

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

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…

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