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We’ve moved our Adoption Minute blog to a new location. To keep receiving our adoption tips on adopting a child, adoption news, and updates on domestic adoption, please follow us to our new location:

Posts are made to the new adoption blog multiple times a week. We look forward to interacting with you on our new blog!

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Birth Mother Kasey Shares Her Open Adoption Story

Kasey is a birth mother who made an open adoption plan for her daughter a few years ago. In this video, she shares her adoption story:


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Can I Choose the Gender When Adopting a Baby or Child?

Many couples wonder if they can choose the gender of their adopted child. In fact, this is a pretty frequently-asked question. The good news is that many people are able to choose a baby boy or baby girl, but there are a few things you need to know. Watch today’s video to learn more.

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What if a Birth Mother Takes Her Baby Back?

One of the most commonly-asked questions about domestic adoption is “What if the birth mother takes her baby back?” We’re happy to answer this question about adoption reclaims for you in the video below:


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How Do Our Adoption Preferences Affect Our Wait Time?

Your choices can make a difference in your adoption wait time. The more open you are in your preferences, the more birth mothers you can be presented to. Examples of adoption preferences are the race of child you wish to adopt, as well as the child’s gender and age. Watch our video for more details:


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Birthmothers Are Seeking Bi-Racial and African American Adoptive Families

Birthmothers who are making an adoption plan for their baby or child have expressed that they’d prefer to place with an African American or bi-racial adoptive family. As a result, the need for black and bi-racial adoptive families in domestic adoption continues to be high. In the video below Mardie Caldwell, the Founder of Lifetime Adoption & African American Adoptions Online, explains the deep need for adoptive families who are financially, spiritually, and emotionally ready to adopt a child:

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What If Our Birthmother Changes Her Mind About Adoption?

In the video below, Lifetime Adoption Center’s Founder and adoptive mother Mardie Caldwell discusses what happens if you’re matched with a birthmother and she changes her mind about placing for adoption.

Mardie speaks from experience, as her son’s birthmother changed her mind. In this video, she shares ways you can help prevent a reclaim. It is vital that you have a good relationship with your birthmother even if she changes her mind. It also helps to maintain good communciation with your adoption professional during your adoption match. Laws are different from state to state so it is important that you have knowledgeable adoption representation working with you. Watch our adoption video below for important details.

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What is Open Adoption Like?

Have you been wondering what open adoption entails? What does it mean to birthparents and adoptive parents? Many times in domestic adoption today, open adoption is believed to be in the best interest of all in the adoption triad: adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents. This information is vital to have when you are have dreams to adopt a baby.

Learn more in the short video below:

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Lifetime Adoption Foundation – Assisting Adoptive Families and Birthmothers

America’s Adoption Expert Mardie Caldwell shares about how the Lifetime Adoption Foundation got started. The Lifetime Adoption Foundation provides educational scholarships for birthmothers who have lovingly chosen adoption, nationwide outreach education about adoption options, and adoption grants for hard-to-place children.

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Adoption Promise Bracelets – A Perfect Gift for Anyone Touched by Adoption

The Adoption Promise Bracelet was inspired and designed by adoptive mother Mardie Caldwell. After enduring seven pregnancy losses, adoption was the answer to her prayer of becoming a mother. Each bracelet is lovingly handmade and created with prayer and patience. On each bracelet is a 1″ custom heart-shaped pewter adoption prayer charm, and it arrives in a special travel bag and prayer card.

An affordable gift ($24.95), they are a beautiful reminder of the promise of adoption.

Open your heart to adoption with this lovely handmade glass and/or natural gem beaded bracelet. Bracelets come in various vibrant and contemporary colors along with a unique heart-shaped charm stating “My Adoption Prayer” on one side… and “Pray Without Ceasing, 1 Thes 5:17″ on the other. In this video, the bracelet’s creator Mardie Caldwell shares more:

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New Book on Christian Adoption: Called to Adoption

Are you a Christian who has felt called by the Lord to adopt a baby? In this video, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell shares about her new book, Called to Adoption. It’s a new book that educates Christian families on the miracle of adoption.

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