Lifetime requests your help for the birth mothers we assist through the Lifetime Adoption Foundation. We frequently assemble “labor bags” filled with goodies for these precious women when they have their hospital stay during labor and delivery.
We’re in need of journals, new or gently used maternity clothing for our birthmothers, and toiletry items. We use toiletries in our labor bags, which Lifetime birth mothers receive to make their hospital stay more comfortable. We also have a food bank of non-perishable items.
Here is a rundown of the items we need:
• Maternity clothing
• Toiletry items (such as toothbrushes, combs, lip balm, hair ties, socks, shampoo, and conditioner)
• Non-perishable food items
If you’d like to help the Lifetime Foundation bless women choosing adoption, you can find these items cheaply at Target, Wal-Mart, dollar stores, and online on sites like Amazon. You may mail your donations to:
400 Idaho-Maryland Road, Suite B
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Please also share this need with your friends, family members, and church, who may be able to help us. The above list and address may be printed out for them. When sending items, please make sure that you include a note or that your package is clearly marked so we know who sent it. If needed, Lifetime can supply you with a receipt from the Lifetime Foundation for your tax purposes.
We look forward to your help and you should know that birth mothers repeatedly express gratitude for the Lifetime Foundation’s help, which can only happen with the assistance of people like you. Your generosity is touching on many levels!
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.”