3 Sobering Realities Facing Children Without Parents

December 22, 2014

With more than 140 million children in the world currently classified as orphaned, it is important to understand how this term is defined and what risk being orphaned carries for children. According to the United Nations’ definition, an orphan is a child who has lost one or both parents. It is this absence of loving […]

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4 Medical Needs Impacting Children Waiting for a Family

May 16, 2014

When considering adoption, it is so important for families to be familiar with the many unknowns, including the possible physical and emotional needs of the child. Children who have been orphaned face a wide range of medical concerns that can be rare or uncommon in our culture. However, with proper education regarding what medical issues […]

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The Damkoehler Family: God’s Hand Was in All of It

October 23, 2013

Sela is a precious little girl from a small mountain town in Colombia. She was abandoned at four days old and was brought to the hospital a few months later. She was diagnosed with HIV and several other complications, including pneumonia and malnutrition. She was fighting for her life. Meanwhile, a half a world away, […]

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Care Centers Spotlight: Meet Julia

July 15, 2013

When Julia was admitted to Maria’s Big House of Hope nearly two years ago, she was weak and very malnourished.  Today, thanks to the generous and faithful support of Show Hope sponsors, Julia has bloomed into a sweet, dainty, little 3-year-old girl who is healthy, stable, and thriving. The first time I visited Julia’s room […]