This month, National Adoption Awareness Month is nationally recognized. To celebrate the month, we encourage you to learn more about adoption through reading books about it. Lifetime Adoption’s Founder Mardie Caldwell has penned five books about adoption: AdoptingOnline.com, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide, The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Adoption, Called to Adoption, and So I Was Thinking About Adoption.
AdoptingOnline.com was Mardie’s first adoption book. It gives readers practical, easy-to-follow guidelines about adopting a child. This book tells you what you’ll need to know, whether you’re seeking a domestic adoption or international adoption. Mardie was awarded the “Rising Star Award” by Publishers Weekly for this book.
Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide answers adoption questions commonly asked by hopeful adoptive parents. Included inside is Mardie’s expert advice, resources, and tips from her years of experience in the field of adoption.
The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Adoption was created to educate healthcare workers on how to best assist women facing an unplanned pregnancy. It also contains information on what to do when a woman is admitted to the hospital with an adoption plan in place, or with hopes to create one. Visit MedicalAdoptionReferrals.com for more about this book.
Called to Adoption was written for Christians feeling the Lord leading them to learn more about adoption. Mardie wrote this book after recognizing that many Christian families wished to step forward in faith and raise a child not of their bodies. The book allows Christians to learn more about the miracle of families created through adoption.
So I Was Thinking About Adoption is a short book geared toward women who are considering adoption of an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. It provides a handy guide to the ins and outs of making an adoption for your baby or child.
America’s Adoption Expert, Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., (Certified Open Adoption Practitioner) has also released a smart phone app about open adoption. You can download it at AdoptionOptionApp.com. She was also one of the first adoption professionals to take adoption services to the internet. Through Caldwell’s adoption center, Lifetime Adoption, she has helped thousands of adoptive families and birth mothers connect through domestic adoption.
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.