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Inside the Hope for the Journey Conference

In late spring of this year, Show Hope announced that our Empowered to Connect Conference is being recast and retooled as the Hope for the Journey Conference. Building on the knowledge and experience gained over the past years, the aim of this one-day simulcast event will be to guide parents and everyday caregivers to a…

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Helpful Parenting Resources for Adoptive & Foster Families Amidst COVID-19

Children who know the impact of trauma and early loss often struggle daily with fear, anxiety, and isolation. These emotions and feelings are most certainly heightened and triggered during this season of “safer at home” mandates and restrictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear is real for us, as parents, so it must be…

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An Excerpt from “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child”

Created to Connect

The following is excerpted from “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child.” Created by Dr. Karyn Purvis with Michael and Amy Monroe, “Created to Connect” serves as a dynamic resource for those looking to draw helpful and encouraging parallels between the Christian faith and the foundational teachings of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). …

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4 Resources for Every Adoptive Parent

Let’s be real: Parenting is hard. (Did we just hear an “Amen”?) No matter the context or circumstances, the challenges of parenting are true across the board.  Is it hard? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely.  For the children Show Hope serves, many have experienced trauma and early attachment injuries. This means the healing process…

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ANNOUNCING: The 2018 Empowered to Connect Conference

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

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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5 Books About Adoption You Should Read

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

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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