meet the families
Every family’s adoption story is different.
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.
Kristen and Cameron Sapp have hoped since before they were married to grow their family through adoption. Cameron has a sibling who came home through adoption and has seen the importance of adoption on a personal level. Kristen has known since a high school mission trip that she desired to adopt. Through their adoption journey, they are learning to let go of their perceived control and trust God. Today, with the help of a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant, the Sapps are waiting to welcome a child home from Ghana.
God prepared Stephen and Maria individually for adoption before they met each other, but after completing a Bible word study on “the fatherless” and “the orphan,” it was clear that [they should pursue] adoption. Today, with the help of a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant, the Chens are in the process of adopting a child from Hong Kong, where Stephen was born and raised. Having transitioned to America as a teenager, he understands the challenges of adapting to a new country. With this experience, he lovingly desires to support his child's transition home.
When Lauren and Isaiah Hollister prayed and asked what God had for them, they felt a nudge from the Holy Spirit to adopt. Today, with the help of a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant, the Hollisters are waiting to welcome a child home from India. As they wait, God is teaching them to fully rely on him and trust that his plans are far greater than their own.
Alex and Abigail Hunt had always dreamed about becoming parents one day. Early in their marriage from a curiosity about adoption and a desire to meet new friends, Abigail and Alex joined a weekly class on the subject of adoption. During this season, they talked, coming to the resolution that they hoped to adopt one day as the Lord had inclined their hearts. After a season of infertility and a health diagnosis that ruled out pregnancy as a viable option, they prayed and felt the Lord stir up a desire in their hearts to grow their family through adoption. Today, with the help of a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant, the Hunts are in the process of adopting a child from the U.S. Through their adoption journey, the Lord is teaching Abigail and Alex to trust him and faithfully follow his path regardless of circumstances.