You have a lot of adoption options available to you, including choosing the right family for your child. There are families waiting to adopt at Lifetime from a variety of different places, races, sizes, and types. While each of these families are uniquely different, what they have in common is a strong desire to provide a stable and secure home to a child.
Your adoption options include couples with no children, as well as families who already have children. A couple with no children will be able to give their undivided time, attention, and resources to their first child. Your child may stay an only child, or maybe one day become a sibling. If you choose a family that already has children, your child will have other kids to play with from day one. Some families have already adopted one or more children, and your child could share this special bond with siblings who know exactly what it is like to have been loved so much by a birthmother who chose adoption for them.
When you are considering families, your adoption options will also include a wide variety of families from different races. You can choose a family who is the same race as your child, or different. The race of an adopted family may be important to you, or it may not matter at all. There are adoptive families of all colors, sizes, and types ready to provide a stable home to your child.
You can consider where a family lives as one of your adoption options. If you have warm memories and emotional attachments to the region where you were born and raised and live, you can certainly look for a family who lives in that region. Maybe you want your child raised in a better place. If you could pick anywhere in the United States for your child to grow up happy and safe, where would it be? There are families waiting to adopt from all over the country, and you can select any adoptive family from any state.
You have a lot of choice when you look to Lifetime as your adoption option. There are so many waiting families who want to provide a stable, financially secure and loving home to a child. These families come from different homes across the U.S., and each one is different and special. Families are waiting who have the time and resources to give a child the best life possible. You can be proud of the family you pick.
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.