What is open adoption and how does it work? What does it look like? Watch this documentary by One World TV to find out! It is filled with first-hand interviews of adoptive parents and birthmothers about their experiences.
Open adoption today provides women a positive choice for an unplanned pregnancy. It also provides struggling parents or grandparents a way to stay involved in their child’s life yet place them in a stable, safe family – important if losing them to the foster system is imminent. Open adoption lets women choose the family for the child, lets them maintain ongoing contact both before and after the adoption, provide medical and cultural background information, and fosters a strong and balanced relationship for the child.
Watch the documentary about Lifetime Adoption and open adoption here:
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.”