An Adoptive Mom & Birth Mother Talk Open Adoption

by | Aug 29, 2016 | Adoptive Families Blog

lori_liz_daughter.pngLifetime Adoption recently hosted an adoption webinar with adoptive mother Lori and her daughter’s birth mother, Liz. They spoke about how their open adoption relationship.  If you weren’t able to make it to Lifetime’s adoption webinar, you can now tune in online! Just follow this link:

Two Sides of Open Adoption: Lori & Liz’s Story

Every open adoption looks as unique as the people involved. Your future adoption may not be AS open or connected as Lori and Liz have experienced, but their story is a precious view into the possibilities and GOOD that can come from a willingness to stay open through a child’s adoption.

Until you see open adoption in the lives of actual adoptive families and birth parents, it can be misunderstood. See one adoptive family and birth family who came together through a little girl’s adoption.

Find out a concern that many birth mothers have when thinking about adoption, and how an adoptive parent’s commitment to open adoption can give her relief. Through adoptive mom Lori and birth mother Liz’s loving and candid friendship, they are able to balance their roles in their daughter’s life.

You can listen to this touching webinar over at So that you can listen to our webinars, you’ll need to subscribe first. Subscribing to will keep you in the know about future webinars, AND give you access to all past webinar recordings. It’s easy to subscribe, and completely free of charge! To notify you of new and recent webinars, we will email you every now and then.

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.”

Read More About Mardie Caldwell

Get the latest adoption news, tips, and guidance straight to your inbox!


You may also like…

10 Meaningful Gift Ideas Your Child’s Birth Mother Will Love

10 Meaningful Gift Ideas Your Child’s Birth Mother Will Love

The holidays are a wonderful time to remember your child's birth mother with a special gift. While it is easy for adoptive parents to get swept up in ensuring their child's happiness this season, we must consider what birth parents may go through during the holidays....

8 Creative Ideas to Show Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving

8 Creative Ideas to Show Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving

It's that time of year when showing gratitude and giving thanks is on the top of everyone's minds. Many times, Thanksgiving encourages us to think about the special things in our lives and express gratitude for them. It's a favorite holiday for many, as they're...

Celebrate National Adoption Month With a Glimpse Back in Time

Celebrate National Adoption Month With a Glimpse Back in Time

Happy National Adoption Month! Here at Lifetime Adoption, we celebrate adoption year-round. But November holds a special place in our hearts. This month is recognized across the U.S. as National Adoption Month, and it's the perfect opportunity to share the beauty of...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest