Are you nervous about talking to and potentially meeting the birth parents who are thinking of matching with you? You may be wondering what they’re like, what they’ll ask, how you should act, and what you should say.
Mardie Caldwell, Lifetime Adoption’s Founder, also runs an adoption radio show, Let’s Talk Adoption. There’s a great episode that covers the topic of a fear of birth parents.
Author and speaker Patricia discusses the topic of fear with regard to a relationship with birth parents. She offers insight into how birth parents feel themselves, and tips about how to learn, trust and overcome fear.
Listening to this episode is a great way to prepare for that first conversation with a birth family, which is so important. Click here to find this podcast on iTunes.
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.