Secrets Revealed: the Pressure to be the Perfect Adoptive Parent

by | Jul 5, 2017 | Adoptive Families Blog

Join us for a special webinar with Mardie Caldwell on adoptive parenting!We’re excited to welcome Lifetime’s Founder and experienced adoptive mom, Mardie Caldwell, for a LIVE webinar next Monday!

Adoptive parents in all phases of their story are invited to attend this free webinar. Anyone just starting to think about adoption, actively waiting to adopt, or newly parenting a child through adoption will find this webinar helpful! The webinar will begin at 4:00 pm Pacific time on Monday, July 10th

After they adopt, new adoptive parents encounter all kinds of complex emotions while adjusting to life with a baby or new child. Added to these emotions is a new, unique relationship with their child’s birth mother. Some adoptive parents go through a mixed release of emotions after they adopt, including post-adoption depression and other feelings that may seem confusing as they simultaneously celebrate their long-awaited goal of adoption.

For some (specifically adoptive moms) the pressure to be the perfect parent who knows all the answers and has everything under control becomes overwhelming. Join Lifetime for an insider’s look “beyond the blessing” with author and adoptive mom Mardie Caldwell. She’ll share secrets from her first days as a new adoptive mom.

In this sensitive and validating webinar, Mardie will talk about lots of topics surrounding this theme, including:

  • Post-adoption depression
  • Honoring promises to your child’s birth mother
  • Bonding with a new child through a wealth of emotions
  • and more!

This webinar will be a great resource for any hopeful, new, or seasoned adoptive parent! SIGN UP USING THIS LINK, then set yourself a reminder to join us.

We’ll start the webinar at 4:00 pm Pacific (that’s 5:00 Mountain time, 6:00 Central time, and 7:00 Eastern time). Join us for an hour well-spent learning about what you may experience in your first few weeks as an adoptive parent!

Sign up using this link or by visiting AdoptionWebinar.comOnce you register for the webinar, you’ll receive an email with the details for the live broadcast. You can listen in by phone or participate on a computer or mobile device using your web browser or the GoToWebinar app. You can download the app on your smart phone. That way, you’re able to tune into this adoption webinar from anywhere you are


We hope to see you there! If you have questions about how to join this webinar, just call Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784.

Heather Featherston

Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President 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.

Read more about Heather Featherston

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