Friday, June 10, 2011

Help Us Bring Our Child Home!

Shirt orders are on hold for the time being while Show Hope revamps their program. Check back later if you are interested in purchasing a shirt! Thanks!!

Have you ever heard of Show Hope? Show Hope is an organization started by Steven Curtis Chapman and his family to care for orphans. They are involved in a variety of different missions to provide hope for orphans such as providing grants to families who are adopting, helping adoptive families fundraise, providing homes for special needs orphans via an orphanage called “Maria’s Big House of Hope”, etc. Here is a news clip about Show Hope.

Barry and I are selling Show Hope shirts to help offset some of our adoption costs. We know that this adoption journey will be filled with both joys and hardships, and one of the first barriers is the cost to adopt. Instead of this seeming like a barrier though, we want to look at it as an opportunity for God to show His faithfulness and for others to join us in the miracle of adoption!

We are asking for YOUR help! We would love for you to help us show hope by purchasing a shirt…or two…or twenty. :) All of the money raised (minus the cost of the shirts) will help us bring our precious child home. Here are pictures of the shirts that we have for sale!

0 “Tree Tee” Black

Raise Awareness for orphans in comfort and in style! Shirt says “Show Hope: A Movement to Care for Orphans”

Available in (S, M, L, XL, 2x) Unisex

4 “Tree Tee” White

This long sleeve women’s shirt is great for every season!Shirt says “Show Hope: A Movement to Care for Orphans”

Available in (S, M, L, XL, 2x) Women

8“I Heart SH” Violet

This beautiful shirt comes in women, baby and toddler sizes!

Available in Women (S, M, L, XL) and Child (6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T)

(Shirt fits snug...order 1-2 sizes bigger than you normally wear)

7 “I Dig SH” Army Green

This fun shirt comes in women and youth sizes!

Available in Women (S, M, L, XL, 2X) and Youth (YXS, YS, YM, YL, YXL)

5“I Show Hope” Red 3“I Show Hope” Chocolate1“I Show Hope” Heather Blue6“I Show Hope” Smoke2This is the back of the “I Show Hope” Shirts. It reads: “Show Hope [sho’h] [hoh’p] v.1. Evidence your faith by loving orphans. 2. Respond to James 1:27. 3. Join the movement to care for orphans.”

“I Show Hope” Shirts Available in (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) Unisex

I love these shirts not just because they are helping us fundraise, but I think it’s so neat that friends and family get to share in the miracle of adoption with us in this way. AND when you wear your Show Hope t-shirt you can help raise an awareness of the number of orphans and the need for more adoptive families!

If you would like to help support us through the purchase of a Show Hope t-shirt you can do so via PayPal or by sending a check! I added a PayPal button to the side of my blog that makes it easy for you to contribute! Here is a link to an order form if you would rather write a check and mail it to us. If you have any questions let me know!

Also…if you buy a shirt I would LOVE for you to take a picture of yourself wearing the shirt and send it to me for our baby book!

We are so blessed to have each of you in our lives!

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27


  1. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your adoption! I love this!

  2. Lisa - I'm so glad you are doing this! I just read Mary Beth Chapman's book, Choosing to See - amazing, by the way. And we've already looked into this as a fundraising option. This is so great!!! Congrats on submitting your app, by the way, I hope everything worked out!

  3. Excited about my red shirt - although I realized I haven't paid you. When you see me you make me do it.

  4. I love your blog. I write a blog at and would be honored if you would check it out and consider becoming a follower. Thanks and God Bless.

  5. I want you to know how very touched I am by your blog. My heart weeps for your loss. You are in my prayers. God bless you on your journey.