Welcome to The House of Hope website. 

'The House of Hope' by Elisabeth Gifford is the story of God's love for the abandoned orphans of China.

The book describes how Robin and Joyce Hill gave up their wealthy expatriate life in China to take sick and abandoned orphans into their home. They have rescued about 1,000 children to date. In 1998 the Hills planned to leave. Instead they felt God calling them to stay in China and set up a foster home for unwanted babies. The couple - with their two youngest children - moved into a tiny apartment miles outside Beijing, setting up the first cot in the dining room. In October 2000 Hope Foster Home received its first children. Many needed medical assistance and would be unlikely to survive under the existing state system. Some were abandoned on the streets or left under bridges. As news spread, so help arrived - including support from singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman. Now directors of Child Welfare Institutes across China have asked Joyce and Rob to step in. This is a riveting example of how one couple have changed hundreds of lives.

On this site you will find links to where you can buy the book, news updates about the book's release around the world, and links to the Hope Foster Home.  If you can please support the book via Facebook.

Thank you for visiting!

Buy a signed copy of the book

We have a number of copies of the book, signed by Elisabeth Gifford, and which will cost £9 plus postage.

If you want to buy a copy please email josh 'at' thehouseofhopebook.com

The UK Book Launch

The book was launched in the UK on the 14th June, 2011, at St John's Church, Hampton Wick.

The book was released in the UK on the 17th June, 2011.

The book is also now available in the US.


The New Hope Foundation

In February 2000, the Hills first opened their home to children, in a small village south-east of Beijing. This was done in conjunction with the Beijing Children’s Welfare Institute and the help of many supporters.

The Hills have now built a new home in the north-east of Beijing using the same model as the first. This home accommodates 56 babies as well as being the center for babies to be fostered into local homes in the surrounding area. From this home they also manage several other special care units in China.

Their vision is to meet the very specific needs of very young babies either at risk or in need of surgery that would not otherwise be available to them.

Read about The Hope Vision at the Hope Foster Home website, where you can also find out more about Robin and Joyce, read the latest newsletters and find out how to support their work.


Many thanks to Jaggerprint in Kingston for supporting the event by printing all the posters and handouts - thank you so much!