Helping Birth Mothers Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

by | Feb 25, 2016 | Adoptive Families Blog

Pregnant woman writes in a journal as she lounges on her bed with her dogHelp us give hope to birth mothers in need! The Lifetime Adoption Foundation is always in need of items for our birth mothers. These items include everything from toiletries for labor bags, to maternity clothing, to journals for them to help them sort out their many feelings.

There are many dollar-friendly ideas on how you can help out the Lifetime Adoption Foundation with this goal, including:

    • Tooth brushes and toothpaste — can be found at your local discount chain, dollar store, or on discount sites
    • Hair ties — here’s a great set of 25 hair ties we saw on Amazon
    • Blank journals — like these Van Gogh ones, these pretty butterfly ones, or even journals with an inspirational quote. All of the journals we linked to here are $2 or less!
    • Maternity clothing — a great place to find maternity jeans, shirts, dresses, and other items is at consignment or thrift stores. Also make sure to check out your local Craigslist and Facebook buy/sell groups in your area.

You can mail your donations to:

Lifetime Adoption Center
400 Idaho Maryland Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945

The Lifetime Adoption Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity. All donations are tax deductible.

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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