About Mardie Caldwell
Founder of Lifetime and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P).
Since 1986, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell has been dedicated to bringing couples and birth parents together in order to fulfill their dreams.
Many years ago I was also searching for a child to adopt. We didn’t know where or how to get started. Through research, determination, and a prayer, our dream of a family became reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance from a caring adoption consultant and a lot of hard work; 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, many months later. Little did I know that God was training and aligning me for the adoption work I now do today. It is my goal to share with our families the methods and plans which succeed and do not succeed. I believe adoption should be affordable and can be a wonderful “pregnancy” for the adoptive couple.
I have also been on both sides of infertility with the loss of seven pregnancies and then conceiving by new technology, giving birth to a healthy daughter. I have experienced first hand the emotional pain of infertility and believe my experience allows me to serve your needs better.
It is my hope that for you, the prospective parents, your desire for a child will be fulfilled soon. It is my hope for you, our beloved birth mothers placing your babies and older children for adoption that the immeasurable amount of love for the child that you are carrying 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 Caldwell, C.O.A.P. ( Certified Open Adoption Practitioner)
Founder & CEO of Lifetime Adoption Center, LLC 1986
Speaker & Radio Talk Show Host for Lets Talk Adoption
Author of AdoptingOnline.com, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide,
So I Was Thinking About Adoption… and Called to Adoption.
Lifetime Adoption Featured in National Adoption Video
Are you considering adoption? Adoption expert Mardie Caldwell shares the reality of open adoption from both the birth parent and adoptive family perspectives in this video.
Mardie Caldwell on the Ricki Lake Show
Mardie Caldwell appeared on the Ricki Lake Show and shared her personal story of a birth mom who changed her mind.
Mardie Caldwell’s Appearance on the Marie Show
Mardie’s appearance on Marie Osmond’s show “Marie” included the story of an adoptive family and birth mother who found each other through her company, Lifetime Adoption.
Mardie on The 700 Club
Mardie discusses her personal adoption journey and her book, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide.
Mardie Caldwell on Larry King Live
Mardie Caldwell was interviewed by Larry King about whether adoptions are possible in Haiti following the tragic earthquake.
Mardie Caldwell on Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act”
Mardie Caldwell was highlighted in North State Parent Magazine in a featured article titled: “Adoption, 21st Century Style.”
According to Jim Roach, owner of Roach & Associates, PLLC, “Mardie has a keen understanding of people and their emotional hierarchies. While facilitating the adoption of children by caring, loving couples has been a great achievement, Mardie’s accomplishment was facilitated by her awareness of the importance of love and nurturing in our lives. With great compassion for mothers seeking adoption for their children, Mardie understood the importance to those mothers of finding loving couples to whom they might entrust the new life created. Great capacity for love is required to understand the love of a mother for her child. Few people in our world today understand and manifest love for others. Mardie does both.”
Michael Ray Dresser, who has consulted Caldwell on her media appearances, has said “Mardie Caldwell is one of the most dedicated and caring professionals in her field. Mardie has been responsible for countless children finding the love and security that only the right family can provide.”
Mardie Caldwell, COAP, is an award-winning author who has been quoted in and consulted for Parenting and Adoptive Families magazines, has over 225 television appearances, and has appeared on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, and BBC. Mardie has been named Woman-Owned Business of the Year, and is a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, whose mission is women helping women reach for the stars. Caldwell is a mother of two and lives in Northern California.