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Adoption Aid

How to Decide on an Adoption Agency

February 21, 2017

This the is part two of our blog series “So, You’re Thinking About Adopting.” We highly encourage you to read part one if you haven’t already, and you can go check that out here. If you have, and you’re here, then you’re stepping into the first big, tangible decision in the adoption process. Our most frequently […]

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Adoption Aid

So, You’re Thinking About Adoption

February 17, 2017

To begin, we need to start with an important belief held by Show Hope: Not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone is called to do something. Adoption is not the only answer to solving the global orphan crisis, but one of many options to be considered when praying over how God has called you […]

Care Centers

Valentine’s Day Celebration at Maria’s Big House of Hope

February 14, 2017

It’s Valentine’s Day at Maria’s Big House of Hope. The children celebrated in style with red and pink heart-shaped sunglasses on their faces and decorations galore. The kids had so much fun decorating heart-shaped sugar cookies, which they made during preschool earlier in the day. The staff and nannies praised their creativity as they piled […]

Pre+Post Adoption Support

Why the Empowered to Connect Conference Matters to my Family

February 6, 2017

A message from Elizabeth Occhipinti, the Co-Founder and President of Miriam’s Heart in New Jersey, as well as mother to five children. Miriam’s Heart will be hosting the Empowered to Connect Simulcast for the third time in 2017. In my conversations with others, it is clear that most of us have stuff we need to work […]

Advocates

A Lasting Resolution

January 31, 2017

As January comes to a close and New Year festivities fade into 2017 responsibilities, the initial buzz surrounding our New Year’s resolutions may be waning. Resolutions, despite all of the jokes surrounding them, are still made by most people. Many of us resolve to eat better, to exercise more, to read more, or maybe to […]

Care Centers

A Chinese New Year Celebration

January 27, 2017

Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival,” is a traditional and widely celebrated holiday in China. Streets and shops are adorned with colorful decorations. Firecrackers can be heard all across cities as people gather together for food and festivities. For the children and staff at Maria’s Big House of Hope, it’s a time […]

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Using Social Media For Good

December 5, 2016

We’re a technology obsessed society. Americans spend 4.7 hours a day on their phones, which is one-third of the time we are awake. And, lest we jump to conclusions, this isn’t just a young person problem. The highest average time spent glued to a phone is seen in people ages 25-54. This is an all-of-us […]

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Spotlight Child: Milla

September 16, 2016

In the spring of 2014, a sweet girl named Milla was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope when she was 6 weeks old. Upon her arrival, she was diagnosed with visual impairments. Now 2 years old, Milla is a delightful, cheerful girl. Watching her grow has been an honor and a great joy. Several months […]