Meet Mardie Caldwell
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 Agency and A Lifetime Foundation.
“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 Lifetime 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 International.