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Trip Reflections: Thoughts After China

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…

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So, You’re Thinking About Adoption

So, You're Thinking About Adoption

So, you’re thinking about adoption … Determining whether to grow your family through adoption encompasses a lengthy process with numerous questions and factors to consider. Here are suggested first steps to beginning the adoption journey. In considering adoption, think about the important aspects of the child’s life and your life that will be impacted by…

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A Lasting Resolution

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…

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Using Social Media For Good

Using Social Media for Good

We’re a technology-dependent society. There are opportunities for us to use our mobile devices—particularly social media platforms—for good.

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Spotlight Child: Milla

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…

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May Spotlight: Oakley

Oakley was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope when he was 10 months old. When he arrived, he was quite sick with a nervous system condition, but was able to receive a surgery in time to save his life. He is now 3 years old and has made great progress under our care! He can…

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The Spencer Family Adoption Journey

From before we got married, Lindsey and I discussed the possibility of adopting someday. After our son Luke was born, we knew we wanted another child. We discussed, prayed, and bit our fingernails over the possibility of adoption. By June 2014, we decided the Lord was indeed leading us to adopt. When we began, we…

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April Spotlight: Toby

In the winter of 2015, a sweet baby boy named Toby was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope at just three days old. Upon his arrival, he was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal condition. Toby has grown so much under our care, and he has made great developmental gains. One of Toby’s favorite things to…

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February Prayer Focus: Mitchell

Mitchell is a sweet boy who will be celebrating his first birthday this winter. He was admitted to Maria’s Big House of Hope when he was just two-months-old. Upon arrival, Mitchell was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, as well as a condition that affects his respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. During his time under our care,…

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