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

What to Expect When You Adopt a Baby Through Lifetime

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 7, 2018

It can be overwhelming to begin researching adoption professionals, trying to find the right one for you and your family. Among other tasks, you'll need to check out their website and Better Business Bureau rating, as well as talk to a representative from their company on the phone.

To help you simplify your adoption research, we're providing some quick info on what you can expect with a Lifetime adoption. Keep reading to learn about our ratings, reputation, professionals, and our Founder!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Professionals, Adoption services, Mardie Caldwell, reviews of Lifetime Adoption

Your Adoption is All in His Timing

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on September 29, 2017

"Children are a heritage from the Lord and a reward from Him."
-Psalm 127:3.

Get tips on how you and your spouse can pray for each other while you wait for a birth mother to choose you!

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, Adoption prayer, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait, praying for your adoption

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

Secrets Revealed: the Pressure to be the Perfect Adoptive Parent

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2017

We're excited to welcome Lifetime's Founder and experienced adoptive mom, Mardie Caldwell, for a LIVE webinar next Monday!

Adoptive parents in all phases of their story are invited to attend this free webinar. Anyone just starting to think about adoption, actively waiting to adopt, or newly parenting a child through adoption will find this webinar helpful! The webinar will begin at 4:00 pm Pacific time on Monday, July 10th

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Mardie Caldwell, adoptive parenting, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption

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

Give Thanks for Blessings Along the Way

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 23, 2016

Lifetime founder, Mardie Caldwell, often reflects on how a heart focused on gratitude was one of the things that pulled her through several miscarriages, infertility, and waiting to adopt. This time of year can certainly be a mixed experience for many. Whether you’re celebrating a victory, mourning a loss, or wading through a time of transition or waiting, there is always something to give thanks for.

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Topics: Mardie Caldwell, giving thanks, thanksgiving

“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

How to Create an Adoption Profile That Shines

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on July 21, 2016

Today, I want to share some tips with you that'll really help optimize your adoption profile, so that you stand out to potential birth mothers:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption parent profiles, Adoption profile, Mardie Caldwell

4 Keys to Parenting Success for New Adoptive Parents

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on May 20, 2016

As an adoptive mother, it's part of my life's mission to help other adoptive parents adjust to life after adoption. Here are my top 4 keys that will lead to your parenting success after you've adopted a baby or child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Domestic Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, older child adoption, adopting an older child, adoption tip