Lifetime Adoption always needs adoptive parents of all races, however lately we’ve been working with several birth mothers who are seeking married Christian adoptive parents who are African American.
Black adoptive parents and single adoptive mothers interested in adopting an African American baby are typically matched within a few months. Some adoptive families even experience what’s called a “drop-in-the-lap”, or sudden adoption situation.
Here’s one Lifetime adoption coordinator’s story of such a circumstance: “We received a call on our 24 hour phone line. It was a woman in the hospital, in the early parts of labor, saying she wanted to have her baby adopted right away. The one adoption preference she shared was ‘I want to place my baby with a black adoptive family. Do you have any?’ When we get calls like this in the middle of the night, it’s wonderful to be able to tell women in this situation about adoptive families that match what she’s looking for.” Once the birth mother picks an adoptive family, they’re able to meet at the hospital and the baby goes home with the adoptive family.
Check out what one of Lifetime’s African American couples has to say about our program:
“We are overjoyed that the baby girl that’s been growing in our hearts is now home in our arms. Our daughter is truly a blessing and we fell in love with her at first sight!
Lifetime has been AMAZING and has made this process smooth as it could be. Our coordinator answered our every call and email and helped calm all of our fears. We have recommended Lifetime to several of our friends because we trust and appreciate their warmth, genuine concern and professionalism.
We know that other adoptive families and birth moms will be guided and supported as we were! We continue to send hopeful couples your way as we spread the word about adoption and building families, one baby at a time!”
If you’re wondering how to get started on the path towards adopting a baby, please complete Lifetime’s free online application. Filling out our application allows us to learn more about you so you can find out if Lifetime would be the right fit for your future adoption. You could be just the answer a birth mother is looking for as she makes plans for her baby’s future!
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.”