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Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., is a nationally recognized authority on adoption. A Certified Open Adoption Practitioner, Caldwell is the founder of the nationwide adoption organization Lifetime Adoption Center LLC, established in 1986. Caldwell has assisted in over 1,800 successful adoptions. She was one of the first adoption professionals on the Internet.
Caldwell's life work has been dedicated to educating and helping birth parents and adoptive parents through teaching, speaking, and resources and as a radio talk show host.
Author of a number of award winning books, Caldwell has appeared more than 150 times on various networks including NBC's The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, PBS, BBC, Dr. Laura, numerous national radio interviews, and is widely sought for print articles and speaking.
Caldwell is CFO of Lifetime Adoption Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit offering grants and college scholarships to birth mothers, basic necessities, and more.
We do not clearly understand why some mothers abandon their babies, but feelings of denial and economic issues are thought to play a large part in the problem. The senseless deaths that occur when babies are abandoned need never happen. Alternatives are available for mothers who find themselves pregnant and unable to care for a child. If you know someone who is pregnant and may need help, there are ways that you can help.
Getting Started in the Right Direction with the Right Questions Becoming an adoptive parent does not have to be rigorous. Mardie Caldwell will share her knowledge and insight about choosing the adoption professional perfect for you.
When is the right time to move from infertility to adoption? When do you emotionally feel ready? Will you ever feel ready and must move forward with other ways of creating your forever family! Mardie Caldwell, through her personal experience and over 20 years of working with couples nation-wide, has made it her life's work to bless children needing forever adoptive parents.
Mardie Caldwell has helped thousands of couples build their families through adoption since 1986. She has dedicated her life and career to helping both birthmothers and adoptive families find each other, providing a safe and hopeful future for children. She is also committed to adoption education through her internet talk show, Lets Talk Adoption and her new book, AdoptingOnline.com.
The landmark day you became parents- it's pretty clear that the day of your adoption is not like any other day. It's the day you became a mother, your husband became a father, and your parents became grandparents. Your life is forever changed by your child and no other event will ever compare to all you have gone through to get to this day.
There are many key issues when it comes to adopting while enlisted in the Military. Here are a few tips on how to adopt successfully.
One of the most important services your adoption professional should provide is watching for "red flags." These are warning signs that indicate a birth mother is at risk of reclaiming or having a change of heart in her adoption plan.
Successful adoptive parents know that timing, planning, and dedication to completing their adoption goal can make its achievement much easier and smoother. As with any goal, there are basic steps that must be taken to attain the desired end result. Those who have gone before know it takes time and patience and following a concise plan to realize adoption success.
Adoption can be a very interesting journey. Sometimes we move forward and then look back on our actions and reactions and think "Did I just do that?"As you move forward on your adoption journey it is key to listen to those who have gone before you. Remember wisdom is gained from listening to others and then making the right decision with your new knowledge.