5 Steps Toward Becoming a Foster Parent

August 26, 2015

Right now, there are thousands of children in foster care around the United States. As a foster parent, you can provide care and support to these precious children. Here are five steps toward becoming a foster parent: 1. Contact your state Find your state’s DHS site to find out the immediate steps needed to become […]

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Adoption Aid

The Bonnema Family Adoption Testimony

August 14, 2015

The Bonnema Family recently welcomed their daughter, Riley Grace, into their family through the miracle of adoption. In their inspiring adoption testimony below, they share about their journey and God’s constant faithfulness through it all. My husband and I have always wanted to adopt, and adoption was our first choice for building our family. We spent our first […]


Should We Care for Kids in America First?

April 30, 2015

Hard Questions: In this blog series, Show Hope staff members do their best to help shed light on some of the hardest questions we are asked here at Show Hope. We will strive to foster a healthy dialogue, but we acknowledge that we do not have all the answers! If you have a hard question you’d like […]

Adoption Aid

The Arroyo Family’s Journey to Noah

January 30, 2015

The Arroyo Family recently brought their son home with the help of a Show Hope grant! It was a long journey, but they say that “all the years of longing and tears are just a distant memory” now that Noah is home! Read their inspiring testimony below. Our journey began like most families. My husband […]


What is the Cost in Adopting from Foster Care?

November 21, 2014

While most know that it can be quite expensive to adopt through international or private domestic adoption programs, adopting through a foster care agency can involve very little expense…and sometimes none at all! Families who seek to adopt from foster care typically work through local state child welfare agencies and/or private agencies under contract with […]

Orphan Care Movement

NEW REPORT: Number of U.S. Kids in Foster Care is Up

October 1, 2014

A new study reports that the number of children in the United States foster care system has risen over the last year. After dropping for the previous seven years, this report should impel each of us to continue pressing into the orphan crisis right here in our own backyard. Below, read the full story as reported […]


3 Things Foster Parents Want You to Know

September 3, 2014

In the United States, nearly 400,000 children were without parents at the end of 2012, making the need for orphan care in our own country great. For many waiting children in the US, the journey to come into the love and permanency of a family through adoption will account for more than three years of […]


4 Things You Should Know About The Hague Adoption Convention

June 6, 2014

No, it’s not an event. There are no name-tags, no seminars, no convention hotels, and no informational packets. The Hague Adoption Convention is actually an important international treaty that was adopted to safeguard children in the international adoption process. According to Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs for the U.S State Department, Janice Jacobs, the Hague […]