Have you been wondering “what’s open adoption like?” and “I’m not sure I could adopt out my baby, how do women do that?” When you’re thinking about adoption for your baby, it helps to see adoption from the perspective of a woman who has chosen adoption. One of the best ways to learn about open adoption is to learn from women who have created an adoption plan for a child.
Every birth mother is unique. And her reasons for making an adoption plan for her child are, too.
On Lifetime’s website, you can watch videos of birth mothers sharing their adoption story. The stories of adoption are a real-life glimpse at what open adoption is like today. Check out these real-life stories from women who have bravely and lovingly chosen open adoption for a child!
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.