Woman leaning on windowsill prayingRemember that what seems like adverse circumstances are really planned growth opportunities. When we can trust God’s leading each day, then we can let go of worrying how we will get to our destination, avoiding a lot of unneeded stress. One of the greatest daily habits I have learned is to daily affirm my trust in and gratitude to God, no matter what seems to be off kilter in my life.

Sometimes we forget God is able to do far more than we ask for or can imagine. If someone would have shared 29 years ago that Lifetime Adoption would be helping hundreds of babies and children yearly find forever adoptive homes, I’m not sure if I could have handled the heavenly concept. I am glad I had the mustard seed of faith that He would enlarge my (adoption) tents to create adoptive families today. It was one foot in front of the other and getting back on track when I felt alone and lacking trust.

We are human, the good thing is we can quickly get back on the right road and once again know He has it all handled. It’s exciting now to see small and large events we didn’t expect. There is never a dull moment. We have a long history of miracles and amazing adoption stories. This helps us and hopefully can help you to “keep the faith.”

Be strong, have faith, learn to start each day with prayer, positive expectations, knowing there is no limit to what God can accomplish in your life. Be mindful of having a thankful heart and look forward with faith.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 143:8



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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