If you are not ready to be a parent or you are not able to take responsibility for the growth and development of your child, you can still give your baby the gift of life by choosing adoption. You can choose the way your baby will be raised by selecting a stable, loving family for him. You can even choose a family that has interests you desire, like religious beliefs or hobbies.
At birth, you can see your baby, hold him, and even name him if you wish. As your child grows, you can receive letters, photos, and even visits, allowing you to watch him grow up strong and happy, surrounded by the warmth of a loving family. You can always be a part of your child’s life.
Through adoption you can reach for your own goals, knowing that your child is cared for in every way.
Adoption may not be right for everyone. You need to evaluate what you are prepared to provide and determine if that is enough for your baby.
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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.