“We were actually happy when we found out about my pregnancy. But at my last ultrasound I got some unexpected news. Our baby’s going to have a heart condition that the doctors say could need a few surgeries in his early years, but I’m not sure our relationship can take the stress, and we don’t have very good insurance to cover the costs.
I’m not sure what to do, but we are really worried and now we’re not sure we can do this. We’ve even been fighting more often and I’m not sure our relationship can make it through this. It’s uncertain what will happen, and we won’t know more information until later in my pregnancy, but if we can’t handle our baby’s needs are there parents who could? Is an adoption possible for us?”
Answer: Yes! Lifetime Adoption has families open to adopting a baby born with correctable needs, or issues that may last your child’s lifetime. Just call us at 1-800-923-6784 and we’ll give you info on what’s needed to get started with adoption plan. You can learn more about our adoptive couples interested in a special needs adoption here: Waiting Families Open to Adopting a Special Needs Baby. All of our adoptive couples have been pre-screened and interviewed by a social worker, to make sure that they’re fit to be parents. And, they have the finances, time, and support needed to devote to a baby who will have special needs.
We’re here for you. Regardless of where you are in your thought process, Lifetime can help. Every child benefits from the opportunity to grow up in a loving family. If you and your baby’s father cannot meet the needs of a child born with medical issues, Lifetime can help you explore adoption as you get ready for the arrival of your baby. Making an adoption plan for a baby with special needs is a loving choice and can be the right answer for some birth families. If you want to wait until your baby is born to find out for sure what his needs will be, you can always make an adoption plan after birth too. It’s never too late.
The adoption process with Lifetime is completely free of charge, legal, safe, and easy to start when you’re ready. There is a family for every child. To learn more or get started call us anytime at 1-800-923-6784, or send us a message.
Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., is nationally recognized as an expert on open adoption. A Certiﬁed Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P.), Caldwell is the founder of Lifetime Adoption Center, established in 1986. She has assisted in over 2,000 successful adoptions and was one of the ﬁrst adoption professionals on the Internet.
Caldwell’s life work is dedicated to educating and helping birth parents find the right adoptive parents for their child. She spreads the word about modern adoption through speaking appearances, webinars, online resources, and as a podcast show host.
She has written several award-winning books, including So I Was Thinking About Adoption, the first book of its kind. There are many reasons women choose adoption, and this short book is a comprehensive resource to make the best plan for you and your baby. Caldwell wrote So I Was Thinking About Adoption as a handy guide to the details of the adoption process.
Caldwell has made over 150 media appearances, including ABC News, CBS News, Larry King Live, CNN Headline News, NBC’s The Today Show, CNN’s The Campbell Brown Show, NBC News, KGO Newstalk Radio, CNN’s Black in America II, MSNBC, Fox, PBS, BBC, and Dr. Laura.