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Heart Work

September 21, 2017

Orphan care is heart-work. Almost anyone involved in this work is doing so at a deeply emotional level. That makes it easy to lose perspective on your part in the big picture. When this happens, we often find ourselves trying to do it all. We move from being the worker to trying to be the […]

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Summer Fun at Maria’s Big House of Hope

September 6, 2017

Summer is on its way out, and the children at Maria’s Big House of Hope celebrated the season to the fullest with an end-of-summer party. With pools filled, sunglasses on, and brightly colored decorations strung overhead, everyone was ready for the party to start. Without a frown in sight, the children dove in. They had so […]

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That Big, Blue Building—An Excerpt

July 12, 2017

The following is an excerpt from Steven Curtis Chapman’s new book, “Between Heaven & the Real World.” This personal memoir presents a backstage look at our co-founder’s life and career that will touch the readers’ lives and fill their hearts with hope. You can order the book here. At the time of Maria’s accident, Show Hope […]

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June Spotlight: Zahara

June 12, 2017

This precious girl’s dimples and joyous laughter will melt any heart. Meet Zahara, a darling 2 year old who came into our care with congenital heart disease when she was only 2 months old. Since then, we have seen her personality blossom. She has a sweet, tender heart. She loves to follow the nurses on […]

Trips

Trip Reflections: Thoughts After China

June 5, 2017

Thinking about the orphan crisis is one thing. Coming face to face with real children living without parents changes everything. It’s no longer a distant idea, it’s a concrete reality with a face and a name—one that can rock your world. When you step into Maria’s Big House of Hope, one of Show Hope’s Care […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]