Since 1986, Mardie Caldwell has been dedicated to bringing couples
and birth parents together in order to fulfill their dreams. She
is a Certified Open Adoption Practitioner, Award-Winning author
of Adopting Online.com and Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide is
the founder of Lifetime
Adoption Facilitation Center and A
"Many years ago my husband and I searched for
a child to adopt. We didn't know where or how to get started.
Through research, determination, and prayer, our dream of a family
became a reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance
from a caring adoption consultant and a lot of hard work because
this was my family I was building. We had a few heartaches along
the way, but the pain of not having children was worse."
"Within weeks we had three different birth
mothers choose us. We were overwhelmed and delighted. Many unsettling
events would take place before our adoption would be finalized.
Little did I know that God was training and aligning me for the
adoption work I now do. It is my goal to share with our families
the methods and plans which will help them succeed in their adoption
journey. I believe adoption should be affordable and can be a
wonderful "pregnancy" for the adoptive couple."
"I too have been on both sides of infertility. I had numerous
miscarriages before utilizing new technology thereby conceiving
and carrying to full term a healthy daughter. I know first hand
the emotional pain of infertility and believe my experience allows
me to serve your needs better."
"It is my hope that for all prospective parents,
your desire for a child will be fulfilled soon. It is my hope
for our beloved birth mothers that by placing your babies and
older children for adoption, the immeasurable amount of love for
your child you have shown, will be returned to you over your lifetime
again and again. God bless you both in your search for the best
for this precious child."
Mardie is an author and an expert in the field of
adoption. She has appeared on CNN, Dr. Laura, and numerous other
radio and TV shows. She has been quoted and consulted for print
articles in numerous publications including Parenting and Adoptive
Families magazines as well as newspapers around the country.
In addition to founding Lifetime Adoption, Mardie has also created
Foundation, dedicated to providing education through scholarships
for birth mothers who choose adoption for their infants and children.
Mardie has been recognized for her extensive work with women with
the " Women Helping Women" award through Soroptimist