Pre+Post Adoption Support

Pre+Post Adoption Support

ANNOUNCING: The 2018 Empowered to Connect Conference

September 18, 2017

Show Hope has found a home for the 2018 Empowered to Connect Conference. This live event will be hosted at Community Christian Church in a Chicago metro area. Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and […]

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Giving Grace and Seeing Needs

September 7, 2017

Grace is an amazing thing. It gives us freedom and opportunity—space to move, create, and become who we were meant to be. Grace is central to the Christian faith and a relationship with God. One amazing thing about this relationship is the way God chooses to see us. Scripture tells us that God knows our […]

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3 Great Adoption Resources

July 18, 2017

The adoption journey doesn’t end on the day a child is welcomed home. In many ways, it is just beginning. And this journey, which is different for every individual and family, can be difficult. Many children who come home through adoption have experienced abuse, neglect, or some sort of trauma. As parents, guardians, professionals, or […]

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5 Books About Adoption You Should Read

February 8, 2017

The adoption journey is many things. It is beautiful, and it is hard. It is joyful, and it is sad. It is the best thing, and it is the hardest thing. And it is certainly confusing. There are a lot of useful stories and resources along the way. We have found these five books to be […]

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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 […]

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What is TBRI?

January 9, 2017

The world of adoption can be complex and confusing. There’s a lot of new terminology—words and acronyms—for all of the different aspects of this life. Even for those of us who live in it, it can be hard to grasp. For those unfamiliar with this world, it can seem to make no sense at all. […]

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The Soul Felt Its Worth

January 4, 2017

Although the Christmas season is fading into the past, it’s still sticking around in my mind. There’s something special about Christmas carols. Regardless of why we love them, there is significant truth in so many of the songs we sing. The first stanza of “O, Holy Night” contains the line, “Til He appeared and the […]

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The Empowered To Connect Conference

October 21, 2016

The adoption journey does not end the day a child is welcomed home to a loving family. In many ways, it is just beginning. That’s why the Empowered To Connect Conference is so important. This conference allows people to experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community. We work to equip families, churches, and […]