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Kids and Adopted Kids
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Kids and Adopted Kids

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 13, 2019

So, I see a pontoon boat on the pond beyond my house. In it are five kids along with a couple of guys. As they draw closer, I notice it’s three black kids, two white kids, and two white dads. It’s a good guess that an adoption occurred somewhere! These couples wanted more kids, but at the same time, they wanted some ‘already born’ children to have parents, brothers, and sisters. So, they adopted.

Adoption is a lot more expensive than sex. A delivered, healthy baby in the U.S. costs about $10,808. But according to a survey from Adoptive Families, adoption through an agency costs an average of $39,966 (and that was in 2013)! That’s almost four times more.

Through the Holy Spirit and the virgin birth, Jesus Christ was the only supernaturally-fathered, but naturally-born child ever. If you could test His DNA, it would be an exact match with His Father’s, the Creator God. Everyone else, no matter how holy, came here the natural way.

What this means is that if we’re following Jesus and we’re a part of God’s family, we are all adopted. What an amazing starting point for our identity! Through adoption into His family, we have become sons and daughters of God, and we have a perfect Heavenly Father.

Adopted children may have been accidents in their conception, but they are always wanted by their adoptive parents. Same with God.

When one of my mentees, who was adopted, shared his story, he told about his parents taking him to see a litter of newborn puppies. Still a small boy, his mom picked him up, pointed to the cutest of the pups and said, “Clayton, that’s how it is with you. We picked the very best one to be our son.” How’s that for making a child feel unique and special!?

God goes further. He didn’t just pick us because we’re cute . . . He knew us before we were born! He says we are fearfully and wonderfully made . . .  He knows the number of hairs on our heads . . . and there’s a place for us in His house when we check out of our earthly bodies.

A mom, glowing about her family of five said, “I have five beautiful children. One of them is adopted, but I can’t quite remember which one!”

That’s the love of an adoptive mother.

And that’s the love of our adoptive Heavenly Father!

Scripture: God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:5)

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Responses (4)

Steve Curran
Steve Curran Posted: May 13, 2019, 11:03 am

One of the things about being an adoptive parent is that I don’t have my adopted kids, they are just my kids. In the same way, once we are adopted into God’s family, we not adopted sons and daughters, we are just his kids.


Chuck
Chuck Posted: May 13, 2019, 12:18 pm

Regi, we love your recent post on adoptive children. We have adopted children and natural children. During our first adoption we found a poem (anonymous author) that was just perfect for the way we look at our adopted children:

“Not flesh of my flesh or bone of my bone but still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart but in it”.

They are all our daughters and sons, just like God is our Father!


Vernon Robert
Vernon Robert Posted: May 14, 2019, 4:32 am

Regi,
Please view this 9 minute video, there are on white or black kids:

https://youtu.be/a5ujsNj_S7g

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Also consider adding this book to your reading list, the book “One Blood, One Race” by Ken Ham:

https://answersingenesis.org/answers/books/one-race-one-blood/

Most people do not realize how intimately connected the popular idea of evolution and the worst racist ideology in history are. Ken Ham and Dr. Charles Ware reveal the compelling history of the effect of an evolution-based belief system on the history of the United States, including slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and abortion. They go beyond politically-correct speech to show the tragic global harvest of death and tragedy that stems from Darwin’s controversial beliefs.

Vernon


Todd Harvey
Todd Harvey Posted: May 14, 2019, 12:01 pm

Regi,
I appreciate your insights and relating the story of adoption as to how it relates to each of us being adopted into the family of God through faith in Jesus.
As an adoptive father I wanted to encourage you to let people know that if they adopt through the county agencies there is very little cost to them and also we are currently working through an adoption agency, and for local adoptions the cost is far less than the number you used. SO far for us through the local agency the cost is under 1,000. I just say this to encourage more people to get involved in adopting as the Lord may lead and to not let the cost discourage anyone.
Thanks for what you are doing.


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