Education for a Lifetime: Giving Back to Birth Mothers

by | Aug 4, 2016 | Adoptive Families Blog

girl_in_college.jpgWe often hear from adoptive families that they would like to do something for birth mothers. But what can possibly equal the gift they gave – their child?

Many birth mothers have benefited from Lifetime Foundation Education Scholarships. They have far more women apply every semester than they can possibly fund. All are worthy, all have given the gift of a child, and all are seeking to better their lives through education.

The recipients from last semester have a broad array of educational pursuits, including medicine, graphic arts, social work, law enforcement, and many more. Lifetime Adoption Foundation awarded 8 applicants who lovingly placed a child for adoption through Lifetime and other agencies across the US.

Visit www.LifetimeFoundation.org today to learn more about how you can help give a lifetime gift to a birth mother, the gift of education through adoption scholarships.

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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