Adoption: God’s Love for Us

When Lindsay and Major Colin Culkin met, fell in love and got married, the two mutually decided to pursue adoption to grow their family. The couple — who now live in Carlsbad, California, after spending two years overseas for Major Culkin’s military deployment — received paperwork for two twin girls and instantly knew that they had been called to bring the sisters into their family.

The Culkins officially brought the girls home last summer, fulfilling their adoption dream, but they have still been paying off the associated expenses months after the adoption was finalized.

For those who don’t know, adoption can be an expensive process, sometimes exceeding $30,000 — or more. And in this case, the Culkins brought two children into their home, a more costly endeavor than they had initially imagined.

“We really had not done the financial planning for adopting two children and then we saw these two girls and our hearts just went out to them,” Major Culkin recently told “Indivisible” and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sarah Drew during a sit-down interview about the adoption.

He continued, “We knew that we had to figure out how to adopt both of them.”

Watch Drew deliver the family with the surprise of a lifetime.

Adoption is a wonderful picture of what God has done for us.

Read Ephesians 1:3-6. Notice that God chose us (4) and adopted us (5). Just like the Culkin’s, God looks at us and His heart goes out to us.

Read Galatians 4:4-8. Notice the adoption and sonship language here too. “No longer slaves, but sons (children). What a beautiful image for us! This is the Good News about Jesus. “When the fullness of time has come...God adopted us.

Read Deuteronomy 7:6-8. Here we see God’s heart to chose us in love.

Talk about being chosen by God. Why, and how does this relate to adoption? What does this mean for you?

Look up the website Adopt Together and consider ways you could support adoption through prayer, financial, a note of encouragement,...

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