If you’re thinking about whether adoption is the right pregnancy choice for you, it can help to hear from other women who’ve been in your shoes. So today, we’re sharing an email from a woman who was considering adoption. To us, it shows how much thought goes into each woman’s adoption planning, and is also a sweet reminder that regardless of her decision, Lifetime DOES support her.
Here’s an update we received from one woman today:
I thank all of you for your follow ups with me. Unfortunately, I lost my baby this summer. It’s been a hard struggle to lose something you barely knew you had and wasn’t sure you wanted. I apologize for not letting you know sooner. It’s been fairly painful to discuss and few people knew I was expecting at all.
I had looked into families sent to me and was ready to contact 3 of them. I’m glad that I didn’t so there are less people to be disappointed. Your program is very well put together and I could tell it would make the hardest thing in the world better just by the way it’s structured.
I thank you for the time and compassion shared with me. While I don’t plan to be in that position again, if the day ever comes…I will call you guys.
This email shows how Lifetime is truly there for each and every woman we talk to. We’re here to support you and answer your questions, even if you don’t end up doing adoption in the long run. If you’d like to find out more about adoption, please call Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784. You can request a free Adoption Planning Kit to learn more too.
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.