Helping Birth Moms in Need Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

by | Nov 15, 2017 | Adoptive Families Blog

A great way to bless a birth mom who’s created an adoption plan for her child is by donating to a non-profit organization, such as the Lifetime Adoption Foundation

The Lifetime Adoption Foundation always needs items for birth mothers. These items include everything from maternity clothing, to toiletries for labor bags, and journals to help them sort out their feelings.

There are lots of dollar-friendly ideas on how you can help out the Lifetime Adoption Foundation with this goal. Learn about the current donation needs of this non-profit organization and how you can help today!

colored-pencils-journal-book.jpgThe Lifetime Adoption Foundation currently needs colored pencils for a “matched gift package.” This package is sent to birth mothers after they choose an adoptive family for an adoption match. The colored pencils are provided for a coloring book created specifically for women making an adoption plan. The coloring book is filled with encouraging and inspirational messages to help support women who are creating an adoption plan for their child.

Specifically, the Lifetime Adoption Foundation needs medium packs of colored pencils (around 10 count). These will ship best, although any donations will be gratefully accepted! We’ve included a link here to a colored pencil package that would work well: Crayola Colored Pencils, 12-Count, Pack of 1, Assorted Colors.

Along with the adoption coloring book and colored pencils, this matched gift package also contains a journal. Many birth mothers have found writing in a journal to be therapeutic. It allows them to put their feelings to paper as they go through what can be a painful and difficult time. Journaling is beneficial and lets them take the time to reflect on their emotions during this journey. Some birth moms also use the journal to write a note to their baby on why they chose adoption. Other birth moms find that writing in a journal is helpful for the healing process after placement.

If you’d like to help, you can mail your donations to the Lifetime Foundation, or you may donate online via PayPal. All items or funds that you donate are tax deductible! You can send the colored pencils and/or journals to:

Lifetime Adoption Foundation
400 Idaho-Maryland Road, Suite B
Grass Valley, CA 95945

We’d love it if you would tell your family members, friends, and church members about the Lifetime Adoption Foundation’s need, too!  If you mail the items, please make sure to include a note or mark the return address package clearly, so they know who sent it. If you’d like, the Lifetime Adoption Foundation can provide a receipt for tax purposes. Visit to learn about other ways that you can help bless birth mothers.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps children, women, and families with domestic adoption. They provide support to birth mothers via scholarships, food, clothing, and assistance with other necessities. The Foundation also provides adoption grants to hopeful adoptive parents and connects them to the resources needed for domestic adoption.

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

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