Since November is National Adoption Month, I thought I would take the time to tell you a little bit about an organization that is very close to my heart.
"Show Hope exists to mobilize individuals and communities to join God's revolution to care for orphans in their distress, helping to provide waiting children with food, shelter, medical care and forever families."
Show Hope runs out of Franklin, Tennessee. They provide orphan care, adoption grants, and have three Special Care Centers based in China that provide specialized medical care for at risk children. Show Hope's Special Care Centers, such as Maria's Big House of Hope, provide life-giving care for at-risk orphans living with acute medical needs.
There are several ways, through Show Hope's site, that you can support their mission. They have sponsorships, you can donate supplies, or you can even apply to go on one of their short term trips to care for orphans. There is a way for everyone to get involved.
They have information on adoption grants, pre/post adoption, how to adopt and how you can help your church set up an adoption fund. Their site is full of useful information.
They also have Empowered to Connect Conferences each year.
"The Empowered to Connect Conference, sponsored by Show Hope, is a two-day conference for adoptive and foster care parents, as well as ministry leaders and professional, designed to help them better understand how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be."
By making a donation through Show Hope's site, you can show hope too!