In the fall of 2012, I had the privilege of serving at Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, China, a six‐story medical care complex packed with 140 orphans with special needs. It’s a center Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, founded in honor of their late daughter, Maria. We came alongside nannies to show love to the kids, do small work projects and brought with us two tons of medical supplies to equip the care center…But more than anything, our hearts broke for the orphans in China. In the planning stages of this trip, my husband and I decided to adopt a little girl with special needs from the Henan province of China as well.
I can’t speak highly enough of Show Hope. They offer life‐saving care to hundreds of orphans, they advocate for orphans to find their forever families, and they come alongside families in the throes of adoption to offer financial assistance to remove the burden of incredible expense in the adoption journey. My husband and I are Show Hope sponsors, we received a Show Hope grant in the midst of our adoption, and I will be returning to Maria’s Big House of Hope this fall because it has such a special place in our hearts.
For more information on Show Hope, you can check out showhope.org.