Not all birthmothers have the same story or are looking for the same kind of adoptive family for their child.
Hopeful waiting families also have different stories to tell, and have different desires for the child they hope will become their own.
Lifetime Adoption knows this, and understands that birthparents want every opportunity to express what they are looking for in parents for their little one, just as adoptive families want to learn all they can about the various adoption situations available.
To share the stories of the many birthparents they work with, Lifetime provides an online listing of available adoption situations. You do not have to have a password or be under contract with Lifetime to see this list. Instead, it is available to anyone and everyone interested in finding the perfect answer to their adoption prayer. The list is ever changing and new available adoption situations are added often.
If you are interested in being presented to any of the available birthparents, you can begin the process of becoming a Lifetime family by filling out a free application, which you can access on the Lifetime website.
Once your application has been processed and you enter into a contract with Lifetime Adoption, Lifetime will present you to the birthmothers whose criteria you match. Importantly, you, the prospective adoptive family, will also be added to a “waiting families” list that birthparents will have online access to 24 hours a day. This will make you and your search available to the widest possible audience of birthparents. If after learning about you a birthparent is interested in speaking to or meeting you, Lifetime will call you with background information to see if you would like to go forward with personal introductions.
You never know when you might find the perfect match, but using Lifetime’s frequently updated list of available adoption situations will give you the best tool possible to find the situation you’ve been looking for. Because while no two situations are exactly the same, there is one out there waiting just for you.
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.”