Adoptive Families Blog

Mother's Day Takes on the Meaning You Give It

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on May 11, 2018

My first Mother's Day was pretty exciting! There had been a lot of pain before that: I’d lost seven pregnancies, really wanted to become a mother, and had been waiting to be chosen by a birth mother. There were times we were thinking we were going to be parents and we weren't, and I always had some feelings around Mother's Day. I had a miscarriage a week before Mother's Day, which was really hard. And then I had another one ON Mother's Day. We were getting ready to go to church, and I knew I was losing the baby!

A lot of the time on Mother's Day, I just wanted to curl up in bed and forget the whole day because it can be really painful. I'm sure that some of the other adoptive moms out there might feel like that too. You’re around people (especially at church) who are celebrating moms. In the past, they’d have all the mothers at my church stand up, and that was really painful.

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Topics: how to handle the adoption wait, Mother's Day, National Birth Mother's Day, Birth Mother's Day, adoption wait, Waiting to Adopt, Holidays

Celebrating and Honoring a Mother's Love

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 12, 2017

If you're a woman waiting to adopt, remember that there is a baby for you! Maybe Mother's Day feels like just another reminder that you're not a mom yet. We've got tips to help you survive this holiday, and all the brouhaha surrounding it. Our Founder and adoptive mother Mardie Caldwell shares her guidance, and what helped her during her adoption journey here: How To Survive Mother's Day When You're Waiting To Adopt. And, here are some words of encouragement from Lifetime's adoptive moms:

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Topics: Mother's Day, adoptive mother, Domestic Adoption, domestic infant adoption, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait, Waiting to Adopt, Motherhood

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift: Adoption Jewelry!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 7, 2017

Are you still looking for a Mother’s Day gift for the mother in your life? An Adoption Prayer Bracelet makes the perfect gift for anyone touched by adoption! They're designed by Lifetime’s Founder (and adoptive mother) Mardie Caldwell. The bracelet also makes a thoughtful gift for your child’s birth mom. It shows your gratitude for her and how she helped to create your family!

There's still time to buy an Adoption Prayer Bracelet in time for Mother's Day IF you order soon! Proceeds from each bracelet purchase go the Lifetime Adoption Foundation. The Foundation assists women who are considering adoption with needed essentials and also awards birth mother scholarships. 

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Topics: Mother's Day, Adoption bracelet, Adoption Prayer Bracelet, adoption jewelry, adoptive mother

Mother's Day Adoption Webinar! Deanna's Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 5, 2017

Here at Lifetime, we know that many waiting adoptive mothers face Mother’s Day with mixed emotions. Last year, just a few days before Mother’s Day, adoptive parents David and Deanna were planning for yet another Mother’s Day waiting for a baby. But instead, we called them about a birth mother who was in labor with a with a baby girl. She had chosen David and Deanna for her daughter's adoptive parents!

In a future webinar, Deanna will talk about her beautiful adoption story. She looks forward to sharing about her adoption journey with parents in-waiting in the hopes that it encourages you. David and Deanna's story is a testimony of faith and perseverance!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption story, Adoption process, Adoption journey, adoptive mother, Mother's Day

An Adoption Prayer Bracelet: an Encouraging Mother’s Day Gift That Gives Back, Too

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 2, 2016

There's still time to get an Adoption Prayer Bracelet in time for Mother's Day IF you order soon! Every purchase goes the Lifetime Adoption Foundation, which helps women who are lovingly choosing adoption. The bracelets are one-of-a-kind; each bracelet is handmade and delicately engraved.

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Topics: Mother's Day, Adoption bracelet, Adoption Prayer Bracelet, adoption jewelry, adoptive mother

10 Creative Birth Mother Gift Ideas for Birth Mother’s Day

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on April 29, 2016

Dear Mardie,
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I want to give a gift to my daughter’s birth mother to honor her and the choice she made. Do you think it’s appropriate to send a card or gift?

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Topics: Birthmother's Day, birth mother, Open Adoption, Birth Mother's Day, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gift Idea - Adoption Jewelry

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 22, 2016

Are you searching for Mother’s Day gift ideas for your wife or mom? Consider an Adoption Prayer Bracelet, designed by Lifetime’s Founder (and adoptive mother) Mardie Caldwell. The bracelet also makes a wonderful, thoughtful gift for your child’s birth mother. It can be given to her as a way to show your deep appreciation for her, and to honor how she helped to create your family! Adoption Prayer Bracelets make the perfect gift for anyone affected by adoption. They’re an affordable Mother’s Day gift: $24.99 for one, or $19.97 each for two or more.

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Topics: Adoption Gifts, Mother's Day, Adoption Prayer Bracelet, adoption jewelry, adoption gift, gift for your birth mother

“I Can’t Do Mother’s Day:” 5 Reasons to be Compassionate this Mother’s Day

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 5, 2014

Mother’s Day is approaching quickly and while many will wait until the last minute to even think about gifts or plans to celebrate the moms in their lives, there are some who wish they could stop thinking about the holiday.

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Topics: Adoption, Birthmother, Mother's Day, Infertility, Motherhood, Adopting a Baby