If you’re thinking about adoption, it’s common to ask yourself, “how do I know I’m doing the right thing?”
Check out this short video below to learn more about open adoption:
Here’s one woman’s story about how she decided on adoption:
“When I got pregnant, my boyfriend said we were in this together. But when I was 30 weeks along I found out my boyfriend also got another girl pregnant! He ended up moving in with her and raising that baby.
Without his help I knew I couldn’t parent alone. I’d about adoption before but never thought it was for me, until then.”
Adoption is a choice that can be the right answer for you. You can choose adoption anytime, even after your baby has been born. With an open adoption, you choose the adoptive family for your baby and stay in contact. That way, you’re able to see your child and watch them grow up.
Lifetime Adoption is available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you might have about giving your baby up for adoption.
Just call or text us at 1-800-923-6784 or chat live on our site LifetimeAdoption.com.
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.