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About Mardie Caldwell, Founder of Lifetime and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P).

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Founder & CEO,
Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P

Since 1986, Mardie Caldwell has been dedicated to bringing couples and birth parents together in order to fulfill their dreams.

Many years ago I was also searching for a child to adopt. We didn't know where or how to get started. Through research, determination, and a prayer, our dream of a family became reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance from a caring adoption consultant and a lot of hard work; this was my family I was building. We had a few heartaches along the way, but the pain of not having children was worse!

Within weeks we had three different birth mothers choose us. We were overwhelmed and delighted. Many unsettling events would take place before our adoption would be finalized, many months later. Little did I know that God was training and aligning me for the adoption work I now do today. It is my goal to share with our families the methods and plans which succeed and do not succeed. I believe adoption should be affordable and can be a wonderful "pregnancy" for the adoptive couple.

I have also been on both sides of infertility with the loss of seven pregnancies and then conceiving by new technology, giving birth to a healthy daughter. I have experienced first hand the emotional pain of infertility and believe my experience allows me to serve your needs better.

It is my hope that for you, the prospective parents, your desire for a child will be fulfilled soon. It is my hope for you, our beloved birth mothers placing your babies and older children for adoption that the immeasurable amount of love for the child that you are carrying will be returned to you over your lifetime again and again.

God bless you both in your search for the best for this precious child.

Warmest Regards,
Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. ( Certified Open Adoption Practitioner)
Founder & CEO of Lifetime Adoption Center, LLC 1986
Speaker & Radio Talk Show Host for Lets Talk Adoption
Author of, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide, and
So I Was Thinking About Adoption...

Lifetime Adoption Featured in
National Adoption Video

Are you considering adoption? This video shares the reality of open adoption from both the birthparent and adoptive family perspectives.

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Mardie Caldwell was interviewed on CBN's The 700 Club Interactive. She spoke about her journey from infertility to adoption, and how adoption has touched her life through the adoption of her son.

Caldwell, a nationally recognized adoption expert, explains why open adoption is so important for all parties involved. Adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth mothers can all benefit from an open adoption plan. She shares some vital tips for those hoping to adopt a baby. Caldwell is the author of two recent books about adoption, one aimed at those hoping to adopt, and the other for women considering placing their child for adoption.

View Caldwell's interview here:


Mardie Caldwell's Appearance on the
Ricki Lake Show

Mardie Caldwell shares her personal story of a birth mom who
changed her mind.

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Mardie on The 700 Club

Mardie discusses her personal adoption journey and her book, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide.

Mardie Caldwell on Larry King Live

Mardie Caldwell was interviewed by Larry King about whether adoptions are possible in Haiti following the tragic earthquake.

Mardie's Appearances

  • The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television

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  • The 700 Club
    on Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)

    a family resource podcast. Mardie Caldwell was interviewed about her adoption experience. Listen in as Mardie shares her knowledge from her years of helping families through the adoption process, and being an adoptive mother herself. is the winner of the 2005 Publishers Weekly Rising Star Award. Available at bookstores nationwide, online booksellers, and at

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Mardie was recently featured on As Simple As That, a website celebrating multi-culturalism.  She shared some of her views about adoption. 
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. Mardie was also highlighted in North State Parent Magazine in a featured article titled: "Adoption, 21st Century Style."

According to Jim Roach, owner of Roach & Associates, PLLC, "Mardie has a keen understanding of people and their emotional hierarchies. While facilitating the adoption of children by caring, loving couples has been a great achievement, Mardie's accomplishment was facilitated by her awareness of the importance of love and nurturing in our lives. With great compassion for mothers seeking adoption for their children, Mardie understood the importance to those mothers of finding loving couples to whom they might entrust the new life created. Great capacity for love is required to understand the love of a mother for her child. Few people in our world today understand and manifest love for others. Mardie does both.”

Michael Ray Dresser, who has consulted Caldwell on her media appearances, has said "Mardie Caldwell is one of the most dedicated and caring professionals in her field. Mardie has been responsible for countless children finding the love and security that only the right family can provide."


Mardie Caldwell is an award-winning author who has been quoted in and consulted for Parenting and Adoptive Families magazines, had over 125 television appearances, and has appeared on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX. Caldwell is a mother of two and lives in Northern California.





Mardie Caldwell - Marie appearance

Mardie Caldwell - Ricki Lake appearance

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