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10 Helpful Resources for Families Impacted by Adoption or Foster Care

Welcoming a child into your home is the beginning of a new season that often requires support for the unfamiliar challenges you find yourself facing. This season lives in the tension between beauty and difficulty. Many others have walked this journey before you, and there is help along the way. The resources listed below have…

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7 Statistics You Should Know About Orphans and Adoption

The best way to start advocating for orphans is to become as informed about the orphan crisis. When you gather information and seek to be more educated about the issue, you will be able to share what you know with others, encouraging them to join you in the movement to care for orphans! Here are…

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5 Great Ways to Get Involved in Foster Care

When thinking about the global orphan crisis, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the staggering numbers and statistics. Still, every effort made toward caring for orphans is both important and impactful. In the words of Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to serving the poor, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things…

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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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5 Practical Ways to Support Foster Families

Foster care is an important way for families to help care for vulnerable children in their community. At any given time, there are thousands of children in the United States foster care system waiting for their forever family. There are also thousands of families who have committed their hearts and resources to being foster parents.…

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NEW REPORT: Number of U.S. Kids in Foster Care is Up

A new study reports that the number of children in the United States foster care system has risen over the last year. After dropping for the previous seven years, this report should impel each of us to continue pressing into the orphan crisis right here in our own backyard. Below, read the full story as reported…

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5 Ways to Support Adoptive & Foster Families

When the Bible instructs us  “to visit the orphan and widow in their affliction”, it is not just speaking to those who are called to adopt or provide for vulnerable children through foster care – it is speaking to everyone. So what happens when you aren’t in the position to become a foster parent or…

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3 Things Foster Parents Want You to Know

In the United States, nearly 400,000 children were without parents at the end of 2012, making the need for orphan care in our own country great. For many waiting children in the US, the journey to come into the love and permanency of a family through adoption will account for more than three years of…

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4 Statistics You Should Know About Adoption

  Check out these four statistics that should compel and empower us to take action to care for orphans in distress. 1. Over 50,000 children were adopted within the United States in 2013. [1] While this number is higher than in 2012, there are still over 100,000 orphans currently waiting to be adopted in the U.S.…

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Guest Post: Healing the Wounds of Relational Trauma

We have a special guest on the blog today! Michael Monroe, founder of Empowered to Connect, shares about his experience with relational trauma in the world of adoption and foster care. I remember the first time I heard it said. It came out of nowhere during a conversation with an adult adoptee, and I recoiled…

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