Signs for Hope Frequently Asked Questions

Religion that God accepts as pure and without fault is this: caring for orphans or widows who need help, and keeping yourself free from the world’s evil influence. James 1:27

Is Signs for Hope 501c3 approved?

Yes, Signs for Hope is an IRS approved charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. We are also an all-volunteer organization. No board members receive compensation for their service.

What is Signs for Hope’s mission?

Signs for Hope exists to share the Hope of Christ by facilitating care for deaf/HOH orphans throughout the world.

Where does Signs for Hope serve?

Signs for Hope’s traditional adoption support for US families adopting deaf/HOH children is global. We serve families adopting Deaf children from all countries. We also host an annual ASL-Immersion Family Retreat for hearing families who have adopted Deaf Children.

Signs for Hope, currently, partners with two American non-profits serving Deaf children through Deaf schools in Vietnam and Honduras. Deaf Child Hope International facilitates monthly sponsorships for these partners’ Deaf students and their teachers.

What does Signs for Hope do?

Signs for Hope provides a variety of support opportunities for deaf orphans, deaf children and those who care for them, around the world. Training in sign language is of utmost importance. The most valuable care and support we provide, following language acquisition, is access to the gospel in their heart language and healing from trauma.

TBRI® Training (Trust-based Relational Intervention®) and Trauma Competent Caregiver Training are two of the experiences our board desires to share with others who serve Deaf children. These trainings benefit all those who serve Deaf children in all capacities, granting the ability to connect with their hearts. If you want to know more, please just ask.

Signs for Hope embraces all aspects of adoption for deaf children. Traditional family adoption for those deaf children “waiting” to be adopted. Heart adoption (a.k.a. monthly sponsorship) for those deaf children who may not have the opportunity to be adopted or may need support to preserve their biological families. Sharing God’s love for them and His desire to adopt each of them is our greatest desire for all of them.

How can you volunteer at Signs for Hope?

Annual adventure trips to Vietnam and Honduras, to encourage our partners is one way to volunteer. Our annual ASL-Immersion Family Retreat is another. Of course, there are always administrative things we need help with, too. Fundraisers and raising awareness events, throughout the year, provide more opportunities to volunteer.