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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Learn About These Four Adoption Opportunities Through Lifetime Adoption

Lifetime Adoption Center currently has the following adoption opportunities for those hoping to adopt a baby or child through their domestic adoption program:

They're in need of an adoptive family for a baby due in August who will be bi-racial (Caucasian/African American). A loving and caring bi-racial couple are with whom this birthmother feels her baby would be best. She states no drug, cigarette, or alcohol use during her pregnancy.

Lifetime Adoption Center is also seeking adoptive parents for three and a half year old twin boys who are of Caucasian/Asian ethnicity. Both boys are both healthy and doing well developmentally. Their birthmother is hoping to place them with a Catholic adoptive family. After placement, she'd like to receive communication via letters and photos.

Another birthmother is expecting a Caucasian baby boy due in October. She is looking to place with a Christian, Caucasian couple who live in a rural area. A couple in which the adoptive father is into outdoor activities and the adoptive mother is a stay-at-home mom would be ideal. She is open to placing with a couple who already have children, as long as one is a boy and the youngest child is younger than five years old. She states no drug, cigarette, or alcohol use during her pregnancy.

Finally, we’re seeking adoptive parents for one year old twin boys who are of mixed Hispanic and African American ethnicity. A bi-racial married couple who don't have any children are with whom this birthmother is seeking to place her twin boys. A couple who have the time and resources to be attentive to her sons' needs is vital.

With Lifetime Adoption, families are presented to ALL birthmothers who are a match — so you would never be limited to being presented to only one birthmother at a time. Your FIRST STEP to being presented to birthmothers nationwide is to complete your FREE online application at LifetimeAdoption.com. The application is your FIRST STEP to being presented to birthmothers nationwide! Please feel free re-post these adoption opportunities anywhere you can.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Adoption, at Times Like These

Do you remember drinking out of the garden hose, instead of buying bottled water? Do you remember a time when children played outside and video games didn’t exist? I remember enjoying dinners, where no cell phones interrupted the flow of conversation. People used to speak face to face. Now we text and twitter!

Today, in 2012, the adoption process has entered a new era. As a facilitator of private adoptions, I have devoted 18 years of my life to bringing together prospective adoptive parents with birth parents needing to find a good home for their baby. The advent of the Internet has transformed the world of adoption.

The internet hums day and night with adoption chat rooms and blogs; people wanting to ask questions and discuss issues related to the adoption process. They want to share their dreams and express their fears. Waiting adoptive parents can communicate with adoption professionals, such as attorneys, facilitators and social workers.

With the use of e-mails and faxes, the time to prepare and transfer documents has gone from weeks to mere hours! The computer will copy and edit our words. Birth parents can instantly view dozens of websites of parents wanting to adopt. They can quickly access their profiles and contact them with questions. Prospective parents read stories of waiting children and view their photographs.

The internet has brought people together in ways that we could not have dreamed possible, only a few short years ago. Adoptive matches are made across the country in a blink of an eye!  Computers are a marvelous tool to help realize a successful and timely adoption. Only now are we beginning to grasp the enormity of changes that have come about with the advent of the technological revolution!

In the case of open adoptions, birth parents and adoptive parents can communicate through Facebook. They might choose to share pictures and relate information about baby’s important milestones. They can converse live on Skype. There is no end to the possibilities!

As wonderful as the internet is, it cannot replace old fashioned face-to-face meetings. Birth parents and adoptive parents should meet in person! Lawyers will want to see you sign the important legal documents to verify authenticity. You will need to travel in person to see your adopted baby and bring him home! You really should consider visiting our facility and meeting our adoption professionals.  Social workers will come to your home to certify it and they will be there in case of a crisis.

I still like an occasional drink out of the garden hose. I enjoy sitting on the back porch with my friends and family. A real life hug is better than Skype any day! However, I realize that the internet is here to stay and, here at Lifetime, we will make it work to our advantage.

Blessings,
Mardie
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Mardie Caldwell is a Certified Open Adoption Practitioner, an award winning author of 5 adoption books: Adopting Online, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide, So I Was Thinking About Adoption, The Healthcare Professional's Adoption Guide, and Called to Adoption. Mardie is also the talk show host of Let's Talk Adoption.com with Mardie Caldwell and the founder of Lifetime Adoption in 1986. She travels and speaks nationwide on adoption topics, family topics, infertility and writing. She has been quoted in and consulted for Parenting and Adoption magazines and has appeared on CNN, CBS, ABC, BBC, NBC, and Fox. Featured in Parade Magazine, Caldwell is an adoptive mother living in Northern California.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

These Babies and Children Are Available to Adopt Through Domestic Adoption

Lifetime Adoption Center currently has the following adoption opportunities for those hoping to adopt a baby or child:

We are in need of an adoptive family for an African American baby due in October. The birthmother would like to place her baby with an African American adoptive family. She is also open to placing with an adoptive family of another race, so long as they already have adopted an African American child. She states no drug, cigarette, or alcohol use during her pregnancy.

Another birthmother is expecting a baby boy in July who will be of mixed Native American and African American ethnicity. His birthmother would like to place him with a highly educated adoptive family who promise to provide college opportunities for their children. She hasn't used any drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol during her pregnancy.

Finally, we’re seeking adoptive parents for an eight year old African American girl. Her birthmother would like to place her with a Christian, well-educated African American married couple. A couple who are at least 35 years old would be ideal. Her daughter is active in violin, soccer, dance, and tutoring. After placement, this birthmother is hoping to stay in touch through letters, photos, and annual visits.

With Lifetime Adoption, families are presented to ALL birthmothers who are a match — so you would never be limited to being presented to only one birthmother at a time. Your FIRST STEP to being presented to birthmothers nationwide is to complete your FREE online application at LifetimeAdoption.com. The application is your FIRST STEP to being presented to birthmothers nationwide! Please feel free re-post these adoption opportunities anywhere you can.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Adoption Minute: Videos for Those Seeking to Adopt

Are you dreaming of adopting a baby or child? Educate yourself on all aspects of adoption by visiting AdoptionMinute.com. This website is packed with informational, short videos about adoption!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lifetime Adoption Center Seeking Adoptive Parents for Babies

Lifetime Adoption Center is currently seeking adoptive families for the following babies:

We are in need of a married couple to adopt an African American baby boy due next month. His birthmother is hoping to place him with an African American married couple. A couple who have a deep faith in the Lord would be ideal. She states no drug or alcohol use during her pregnancy.

Another birthmother is due next month and is seeking an adoptive family to adopt a baby boy who will be of mixed African American/Hispanic ethnicity. An adoptive family who live in or near Pennsylvania are with whom this birthmother is hoping to place her baby. She is open to placing with an adoptive family who already have children. She states no drug, cigarette, or alcohol use during her pregnancy. 

Finally, we’re seeking an adoptive family to adopt a bi-racial baby due in August. A married couple who reside in Nevada or California are with whom this birthmother would like to place. She is open to placing with a couple of any race, but a bi-racial couple would be ideal. There hasn't been any drug or alcohol use during her pregnancy.

With Lifetime Adoption, families are presented to ALL birthmothers who are a match — so you would never be limited to being presented to only one birthmother at a time. Your FIRST STEP to being presented to birthmothers nationwide is to complete your FREE online application at LifetimeAdoption.com. The application is your FIRST STEP to being presented to birthmothers nationwide! Please feel free re-post these adoption opportunities anywhere you can.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Update from Adoptive Family: "She is Our Treasure!"

Our Lifetime Adoption Center office recently received this update from adoptive family Wes and Emily, and so I wanted to share it with you here:

"Dear Diane and friends,

Hello!  We hope you are all doing very well.  We can hardly believe that it’s been a year since our baby girl was born and our dream of becoming parents came true!  We’ve had so much fun this past year and have enjoyed every single minute of being mommy and daddy.  We cannot wait to see what the future holds for our family.  Thank you again for all you’ve done for us.  Our appreciation for you all only grows with every passing day that we spend watching our beautiful daughter grow.  Just like the day she was born, celebrating a year later was indeed another very happy birthday!  She is our treasure!   

Blessings,
Wes and Emily"