And every family faces different challenges or barriers along the way. As our founders like to say, the adoption journey is “gloriously hard”.
Through Adoption Aid grants, Show Hope helps to break down one barrier in particular—the financial barrier. As you help make these grants possible through your giving, you can also follow the stories of a few of the families impacted and come alongside them in prayer.
Jason and Rachel have traveled extensively, serving others through short-term trips. Their passion to be used by God, share the love of Christ, and pursue adventure, coupled with a longing for children, came together in 2016, when they adopted their son, Dominick (now 5), from Thailand. They have now received an Adoption Aid grant to help in the process of pursuing their second adoption from Thailand.
After bringing home their daughter, Zoe, through adoption in 2014, Leigh and Jon’s hearts were stirred to become foster parents. After two years of providing foster care in their home, they felt the Lord leading them toward adoption. In January 2019, through the help of an Adoption Aid grant, the Chasteens welcomed home another daughter from China, Calynn Qian. Today, they continue the beautiful and challenging work of transitioning into a family of seven.
Taylor and TJ both felt drawn to adoption long before meeting each other. Early in their marriage, they became foster parents. After this experience, they felt the Lord calling them to grow their family through intercountry adoption, specifically from India. In 2017, they welcomed home their son, Cameron, and now with the help of an Adoption Aid grant, they hope to soon welcome a second child from India.
Over the past several years, Aimee and James have felt drawn to the people and culture of Central and South America, and now, with the help of an Adoption Aid grant, they are in the process of adopting a child from Colombia. Through the adoption process, their faith has grown stronger as they have learned more about God’s provision, timing, and faithfulness to fulfill his promises.
Taylor and Erin always felt that adoption would be part of their story, but believed it would come later in the life of their family. After five years of marriage, they began to see a fertility specialist and to research adoption more earnestly. Soon, they felt adoption was the way God was clearly leading them to grow their family. Now, along with the help of an Adoption Aid grant, Taylor and Erin are in the midst of adopting their first child from India.