Knowing When to Move on from Fertility Treatments


Every year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is recognized in April. This year, the week is April 24-30. NIAW is a movement that was founded in 1989. The objective of NIAW is to increase awareness about infertility, and encourage the people to learn more about reproductive health.

The movement was started by RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association in 1974. They seek to assist women and men dealing with infertility, and point to the fact that in the U.S., 1 in 8 couples is diagnosed with infertility.

This National Infertility Awareness Week, I encourage you to seek in your hearts whether it’s time to move from fertility treatments to adoption. I was a fertility patient myself, and experienced seven pregnancy losses. After deciding it was time to pursue adoption as the route to motherhood, I was blessed with the adoption of my son. Since I’ve experienced the emotional pain of infertility, and so my experience allows me to serve your needs better. 

In this video, I share a few tips on how to determine when you’re ready to move to pursuing adoption:


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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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