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Maria Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman and his family are beginning to speak out about the loss of their daughter Maria, the process of grief, the faith that has sustained them, their questions and their hope.

From Good Morning America yesterday (includes interviews with the kids):

They’ll also be on Larry King Live on CNN tonight, at 9 p.m. EST. In connection with that, Chapman has written a commentary on cnn.com about their experiences, the incredible need of orphans, and how adoption is a picture of God’s love for us.

Recently, our youngest daughter, Maria, passed from life on this earth and is now safely in the arms of Jesus. We have been completely overwhelmed by the love and support of so many during this time of deep, deep sadness. Through all that we’ve experienced, one thing we still know is true: God’s heart is for the orphan.

In our travels to Latin America, Africa and Asia, we have visited many different orphanages. If you look past the surroundings and into the eyes of the children, they all have the same look. They seem to convey, “I don’t think this is what I was made for. Where do I belong?” 

Makes you want to run out and adopt three or four orphans on the spot. Great opportunity for the Chapmans to share the hope that comes with the Gospel, even in terrifically difficult circumstances.

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