Building on the Firm Foundation
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by Bethany Briley
1w ago
Dear Show Hope Family, It can never be said enough: We are profoundly grateful for each and every one of you, particularly as we reflect upon the incredible journey that is Show Hope. As we think back on this “great adventure,” we are reminded of Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed. In Luke’s Gospel, we read Jesus’ words, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches” (Luke 13:18-19). It is humbling and breathtaking ..read more
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That Nudge From God
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by Bethany Briley
1w ago
Two years ago, I was introduced to Show Hope through Hope for the Journey. My friend and colleague, at the time, was (and still is a foster parent) and shared, “This conference is one you are really going to love.” I was about nine months into respite care I was providing for a young boy, and she shared how it had transformed her and her family in their journey. Just a month before that invitation, I had spent time outside of the country, visiting some friends who were serving the Lord in North Africa. God had started revealing to me, after that trip, a strong sense of asking him “what” and ..read more
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The Need Continues
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by Bethany Briley
3w ago
Today, there are approximately 15 million children, around the globe, who are in need of the love, security, and permanency of a family. And here, in the U.S., there are some 115,000 children who have had parental rights terminated and are in need of permanent families. In addition, there are families who long to grow their family through adoption, yet the financial barrier is just too overwhelming, with the cost of adoption ranging between $25,000 and $50,000. But since 2003, Show Hope has provided much-needed support through our cornerstone Adoption Aid grants work, where nearly 9,000 chil ..read more
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The Vision for Show Hope’s Adoption Aid Grants
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by Anna Wilt
3w ago
The minute Shaoey was placed in my arms, in a hotel in China, I got it. (Maybe you know the story. Even so, it was such a profound moment that I cannot help but share it every chance I get.) As we welcomed her into our family through the miracle of adoption, I was confronted with my own adoption story. I finally understood what God did for me. He adopted me too, and nothing is going to separate me from that adoption. It was a huge day for me. Shaoey was placed in my arms, love took me in, and everything changed. Our family had expanded as well as our hearts, and I wanted to tell everyone w ..read more
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Meet the Lees
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by Anna Wilt
1M ago
“We’ve been telling everyone that God has been very kind to our family. You are his gift to us. He knows you so well, and we look forward to knowing you too and living life together.” Jessica and Aaron Lee The goal of Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants is to fund 25 to 35 percent of the total costs associated with adoption. Until recently, our grants have ranged between $6,000 and $10,000 each. To meet rising adoption costs, that range is now between $8,000 and $12,000 each. In addition to the rising cost, Show Hope is seeing a 30 percent increase in Adoption Aid grant applications compared t ..read more
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Meet the Waldens
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by Bethany Briley
1M ago
“While we don’t yet know who you are, we know God is perfectly weaving our family together, and you are part of the tapestry he is creating.” Liana and Nathan Walden The goal of Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants is to fund 25 to 35 percent of the total costs associated with adoption. Until recently, our grants have ranged between $6,000 and $10,000 each. To meet rising adoption costs, that range is now between $8,000 and $12,000 each. In addition to the rising cost, Show Hope is seeing a 30 percent increase in Adoption Aid grant applications compared to last year. As a result, we project bei ..read more
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There Is Hope and Help With YOU
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by Bethany Briley
2M ago
More than 20 years ago, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman dreamed of helping 100 children come home to the love of a family through adoption. Today, nearly 8,900 children have been impacted by a Show Hope Adoption Aid grant. Yet the need remains the same as it did in 2003.  The goal of Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants is to fund 25 to 35 percent of the total costs associated with adoption. Until recently, our grants have ranged between $6,000 and $10,000. However, to meet rising adoption costs, that range is now between $8,000 and $12,000 each.  In addition to the rising cost, S ..read more
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When Love Won
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by Anna Wilt
2M ago
Dear friends, As Easter approaches, I have been thinking a lot about the resurrection of Jesus. As I reflect on this miraculous, literal life-altering, history-changing event, I am always humbled that as a Christian, the God of the universe put on flesh, took the weight of my sin, and paid for it with His life. I cannot fathom those three days before the resurrection, yet as I sit in the reality, these truths hit me again: Jesus died, was buried, and then resurrected, sealing eternity with Him for us.  Death was swallowed up, and love won!  As simple as it sounds, it seems every ..read more
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How to Help Children Understand Their Sibling’s Medical Needs
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by Bethany Briley
2M ago
For parents or caregivers, understanding the medical needs of our children can be challenging and even daunting. So if this holds true, think how your other children are processing the medical needs of their sibling. Whether a brother or sister has an injury, needs surgery, or has an illness, your child may be experiencing thoughts and feelings that he or she does not know how to express. Some thoughts and feelings that your child is experiencing may include … Missing you and/or his or her sibling.  Not understanding the extent of the needs, leaving him or her to  feel worried or ..read more
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Our Why in Embracing TBRI®
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by Bethany Briley
2M ago
“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 God created us to be in relationship—at peace within ourselves, with him, and with others. And yet, with the fall of mankind into sin, we now experience the pain of broken relationships and the vulnerability of isolation. This is the painful reality for many children who have been impacted by abuse, trauma, loss, and/or neglect. However, as only God could design, the human brain is pliable and can be rewired. Dr. Karyn Purvis once said, “Our children were harmed in relationship, and they will experience healing through nurturing relationships ..read more
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