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 […]

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Adoption is a Lifelong Journey

October 7, 2014

When a child comes home to their forever family through adoption, their healing doesn’t end there — it just begins. Children who were once orphaned go through lots of transition and change when they enter into a healthy family unit for the first time. Often, these children continue to live and act out of their […]


Guest Post: Healing the Wounds of Relational Trauma

July 30, 2014

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 […]

10 Year Anniversary

TOP TEN Ministry Highlights: 8. Hosting Our First ETC Conference

May 23, 2013

This is the eighth entry in our “TOP TEN Highlights From 10 Years of Ministry” series. Click here to read previous entries>>> 8. Hosting Our First ETC Conference As Show Hope has grown in its advocacy to promote adoption, we have recognized how vitally important it is to equip and prepare families to welcome home children. […]

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Every Parent Should Go: The Empowered to Connect Conference

April 20, 2011

Show Hope was honored to host the spring Empowered to Connect conference on April 8-9 in Denver, Colorado. The conference again featured Dr. Karyn Purvis, a renowned child-development researcher, speaker and author of The Connected Child, along with Michael and Amy Monroe, who are adoption ministry leaders from Irving Bible Church in Dallas. In addition, […]