Young African American adoptive couple working on their adoption profile and websiteQuestion: I’ve just started to research adoption and I’m a little intimidated by the prospect of making an adoption profile booklet. Can I get help with this?

Answer: Yes, we’re here to help! The adoption profile, which is a combination of your Dear Birth Parent letter and photos of your life is the tool we use to present you to birthmothers. We help you to develop your profile by providing you with suggestions, tools for training, as well as sample profiles that have produced successful adoptions. Your coordinator will work with you extensively to help you design and create the best profile possible. We can also provide you with referrals to companies that can design your profile for you, if needed.

We send all new Lifetime families samples of profiles that past Lifetime adoptive families had created towards a successful adoption. These samples will allow you to see what components your profile needs in order to be successful toward an adoption. The beautiful profile samples will inspire your creativity as you strive to make your profile a reflection of your family in a way that will make you stand out to birthmothers.

We will host your personal adoption web page profile and assist you in creating it. We have a web team that will provide you with assistance as you create your adoption web page, using Lifetime’s exclusive Website Editor. We’re here to provide you with a full review of your website content, as well as suggestions based on Lifetime’s recipe for success in adoption. All of this is included in our fee. Via your adoption website, you’re able to share your story with thousands seeking families for their children and for medical professionals seeking help for their patients.

Each family is given the opportunity to create a personalized audio clip and adoption video. Both of these media pieces are included in our fee.

Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
Written by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.

Founder of Lifetime Adoption, adoptive mom, adoption expert, and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P).

Since 1986, adoption expert 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.”

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