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Today's Guest(s)

Steven Curtis Chapman is a GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning recording artist known to be the most awarded artist in Christian music history. He is also the cofounder of "Show Hope", an internationally-recognized voice for orphan advocacy that has given more than 5,000 financial grants to the U.S. and 57 other countries.

Mary Beth Chapman is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and the wife of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman. She is also the President of "Show Hope", an internationally recognized voice for orphan advocacy which has given more than 5,000 financial grants to the U.S. and 57 other countries.

Emily Chapman Richards is the vice president of "Show Hope", an organization whose mission is to care for orphans and reduce barriers to adoption. Show Hope was founded by Emily’s parents Steven Curtis (5-time Grammy Award winning recording artist) and Mary Beth Chapman (a New York Times Bestselling author).

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

Show Notes

This is a special episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast where Dr. Meg interviews her guests for the whole episode. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards about their start in the world of adoption and how that led to them launching The Show Hope movement to care for orphans around the world. Go to ShowHope.org for more information about how to get involved and help break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

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1:16 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Hope of Adoption” and her interview with Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards.

2:48 – PARENTING RESOURCES

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4:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MARY BETH CHAPMAN, AND EMILY RICHARDS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards about their start in the world of adoption and how that led to them launching The Show Hope movement to care for orphans around the world.

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26:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MARY BETH CHAPMAN, AND EMILY RICHARDS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards about their start in the world of adoption and how that led to them launching The Show Hope movement to care for orphans around the world.

51:52 – PARENT PEP RALLY

52:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 41, The Hope of Adoption and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Visit ShowHope.org for more information about how to get involved and help break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. Connect with Steven Curtis Chapman on Instagram @StevenCurtis and on Facebook @StevenCurtisChapman.

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