Building Families Through The Miracle Of Adoption

Jan 3, 2010

Show Hope~God is on the Move!

It is my desire to see more orphans (just like Miss Magic) find their forever family! During our adoption process and journey to Little Miss Magic, I came across a song that brought me to tears immediately! "What Now" by Steven Curtis Chapman. I LOVE to hear the words of that song as they SUM UP my journey to my daughter. You see, God had the PERFECT PLAN all along! I didn't know His plan/masterwork  (He didn't share that with me, or maybe I wasn't listening?) I could have saved a LOT of restless nights of worry and heartache...I can't imagine my life without HG. She is PERFECT! Thank you Lord for allowing me to be the one she calls "mama"! OH, how sweet!
The Chapman family quickly became my "role model" family when seeking advice...I found so many words of comfort through their experiences! I have received many emails, messages, comments, etc in 2008 asking various adoption questions. We all have them...I had a laundry list! Show Hope helps families who cannot financially fund an adoption and so much more. In October, 2008, Show Hope gave its 2000th Adoption Aid Grant!!! With more awareness, more children will find their forever families!
Show Hope is a ministry that enables individuals and communities to change the world for orphans by not only addressing a child’s need for food, shelter, care, and spiritual nourishment, but by also addressing the root issue for an orphan: the lack of a family.          
Who We Are:

Show Hope is a non-profit organization that mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans and provide waiting children with families by giving grants to those adopting.
Learn about What We Do
Established in 2003 as Shaohannah’s Hope, Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth initially founded Show Hope out of their desire to see more children find their way into forever families. Though many families they talked to were willing to adopt, the financial costs to adoption were simply too high.
Originally named after the Chapman’s first adopted daughter, Shaohannah Hope Chapman, Shaohannah’s Hope has grown far beyond the initial vision of helping a few orphans find homes. In 2009, after changing the name to Show Hope, this organization has seen an amazing explosion in growth. From a six-story caring facility in China, equipped to provide surgeries and medical care to special needs orphans, to multiplying the effects of the adoption grant program by assisting churches in setting up their own adoption funds, Show Hope continues to expand in it’s remarkable worldwide impact.
Core commitments:
* Orphans in families: Whether it is through adoption or by facilitating a child’s support to reflect the care of a permanent family, Show Hope exists because every child should know the love of a family.
* Individual and Community Engagement: God’s plan is for His people to be the ones who care for orphans (James 1:27). It will take you and your sphere of influence, as well as the combined efforts of individuals and communities around the world, to face this crisis.
* An Intergenerational Movement: We need the wisdom, integrity, and commitment of the adult generations combined with the passion, vision, and humanitarian focus of the younger generations.
* A Kingdom Reality: God is on the move. Ultimately, this is about His Kingdom. Through our actions we show the love of God, and through our message we proclaim the truth of the Gospel of Jesus. In view of the love God has lavished on us by adopting us as His children, let us go and Show Hope to the world.