Adoptive Families Blog

“I Love to See People’s Dreams Come True”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 1, 2018

Lifetime's Founder Shares Her Vision

Lifetime's Founder Mardie Caldwell knows the deep-seated need that motivates couples to seek adoption, having endured seven miscarriages before turning to adoption. Mardie Caldwell's adoption experience drove her desire to help others realize the joy of parenthood through adoption, and she opened Lifetime Adoption, a Christian adoption agency, in 1986.

“I love to see people’s dreams come true!" she says. "I want adoption to be successful for everyone – the birth family, the adoptive parents, and the children."

Keep reading to learn more about Lifetime Adoption, a Christian adoption agency and how adoption has changed over the years, and get Mardie's #1 tip for hopeful adoptive couples!

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Topics: Mardie Caldwell, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell

Top Tip for Adoption Success That Won’t Cost You a Dime!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 25, 2018

Today's we're sharing a top adoption tip from Lifetime's Founder & adoptive mother, Mardie Caldwell!

"From your very first impression through to the finalization of your adoption, a little sweetness goes a long way with your adoption professional AND with birth mothers.

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Topics: Communication, Adoption Tips, Adoption Professionals, adoption tip, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell

The Lifetime Difference-We're Here For You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 25, 2017

Lifetime's mission is to build positive, life-long relationships between adoptive parents and birth mothers for the sake of the child. We want to see each adoptive family realize their dream, and to provide every birth mother with the choice of a loving adoptive family who meets what they're seeking.

So what sets us apart from other adoption companies? What is the 'Lifetime difference' that leads to success in newborn adoption? Keep reading to find out!

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Topics: Mardie Caldwell, reviews of Lifetime Adoption, Lifetime Adoption, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell, reviews of Lifetime Adoptions, customer service

An Adoption Prayer From Lifetime's Founder

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 31, 2017

Lifetime's Founder and CEO Mardie Caldwell is also an adoptive mother herself. Among many other roles, Mardie is an author, adoption expert, business coach, and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner.

She's shared that she feels her role as an adoptive mother is the most important! The journey that led Mardie to adopt her son around 30 years ago was life-changing, and she often shares through her testimony.

Keep scrolling to read her prayer to hopeful adoptive parents!

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Topics: Mardie Caldwell, Adoption prayer, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, Adoption Prayer Bracelet, praying for your adoption, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell

How to Eat Healthy, In Your Adoption Wait & Beyond!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 10, 2017

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

-Virginia Woolf

In our work as adoption professionals, we get emails from people sharing that they're trying to cut back on spending while they adopt. That's is a smart idea, however, some areas of your life are just too valuable to cut back on. Your nutrition is one of those areas.

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Topics: Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell, healthy eating

A Greater Inheritance: A Christmas Message for Adoptive Parents

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on December 22, 2016

Every Christmas a different aspect of the Christmas story stands out to me. This year, one part in the very beginning tugs on my heart and reminds me of the inheritance you’re already preparing for the child you will adopt.

I remember when I decided to adopt I had to accept that some things wouldn’t be handed down to my child. My mother’s eyes, my husband’s dimples, my grandmother’s cute little nose would not be inherited by the child we adopt. The dream of comparing family photos and figuring out who our baby most resembled was something I had to process as part of infertility, before I could fully embrace our adoption dream.

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Christmas, infertility to adoption,, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell

“Haven’t You Figured Out How to DO IT yet?” - My Infertility Story

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on November 3, 2016

As the eldest of five children, I grew up with three brothers and one sister. Starting when I was young, I loved to help my mom out in caring for them. Watching children felt natural to me, and I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be a mom. I enjoyed collecting baby clothes and blankets, and kept them stored away for the child I would have one day.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Mardie Caldwell, Infertility, infertility to adoption,, adoption expert, fertility treatments, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell, failed fertility treatments