Here’s a question we recently were asked by a couple thinking about adopting a baby through Lifetime:
“We’re nervous about talking with a birth mom on the phone. What are they like? What should we expect? How do we talk to her?”
Hear Adoption Expert Mardie Caldwell’s answer in this short video:
In the video, Mardie shares that a great way to learn about birth mothers is to consider reading her book, So I Was Thinking About Adoption. Inside the short book are stories from birth mothers and information for them. By reading the book, you can put yourself in the shoes of a birth mom and have empathy and understanding of what she’s going through. It’ll make you a better adoptive parent in the long run, by realizing how difficult the decision of adoption is for her. It will help you to have a more successful adoption! Download a copy of this book by visiting FreeAdoptionBook.com.
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.