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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cubs Player Chris Coghlan and His Wife Share their Story of Adoption


By Nancy Flanders
Live Action News


Chris Coghlan has had a pretty great year. He was a part of the historic Chicago Cubs team which just won the World Series after a 108-year drought. Plus, last Christmas he and his wife Corrie welcomed their first child through adoption.

While Coghlan hadn’t considered adoption before meeting his wife, it was something that had always been on her heart. Having grown up with adopted cousins and friends, she always saw herself adopting someday. Coghlan was a bit unsure about adoption, but after prayer and consideration, he decided that adoption was something God was calling him to do.

The couple contacted the Christian adoption group Lifeline to begin the process. But time ticked by, and after a year, they hadn’t been chosen to be parents to a baby. Coghlan said in an interview that she began to give up hope; after all, there are 36 couples waiting to adopt for every one baby placed for adoption. 


At Thanksgiving of 2015, they got together with family and shared their concerns.Chris Coghlan has had a pretty great year. He was a part of the historic Chicago Cubs team which just won the World Series after a 108-year drought. Plus, last Christmas he and his wife Corrie welcomed their first child through adoption.

While Coghlan hadn’t considered adoption before meeting his wife, it was something that had always been on her heart. Having grown up with adopted cousins and friends, she always saw herself adopting someday. Coghlan was a bit unsure about adoption, but after prayer and consideration, he decided that adoption was something God was calling him to do.

The couple contacted the Christian adoption group Lifeline to begin the process. But time ticked by, and after a year, they hadn’t been chosen to be parents to a baby. Coghlan said in an interview that she began to give up hope; after all, there are 36 couples waiting to adopt for every one baby placed for adoption. At Thanksgiving of 2015, they got together with family and shared their concerns.



“I kinda lost hope,” she said through tears. “And it was seven days later that we got the phone call from Lifeline that we had been chosen.”
The couple learned that a birth mother had chosen them to be parents to her son. By Christmas, their baby boy Judge was at home with them.
“It was really emotional seeing Judge and just how small he was, ya know, and to see Corrie’s reaction. And sitting there and feeding him that little bottle, and I was like oh my gosh, my life is changed forever,” said Coghlan.

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