Thursday, May 31, 2012

Adoption: The Gift of Life

I didn't give you the gift of life,
But in my heart I know.
The love I feel is deep and real,
As if it had been so.

For us to have each other
Is like a dream come true!
No, I didn't give you
The gift of life,
Life gave me the gift of you.
- Unknown

This lovely poem speaks for adoptive mommies everywhere in simple heartfelt emotion. As an adoptive mother, I know that God’s hand on that process was undeniable. He brought my children to me in unconventional ways, yet His will was done in my families’ life, as it will be done in yours. Joy and peace are freely given to us, not by our circumstances, but by God’s nature.

Psalm 72:12 reads “For He will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper. He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and the lives of the needy He will save.”  God is referring not only to our physical needs, but our emotional and spiritual needs as well. Through faith we gain access to all the gifts that our heavenly Father wants to bestow on us.

In the blink of an eye, your life is about to change! A new baby will be joining your family and you will experience all the magic that entails. God does not want you to stop enjoying life and put everything on hold, until then. He wants you to embrace life and honor the gift of life that He has bestowed upon you!

We will have everlasting riches with our Father in heaven, someday. He doesn’t want us to rush that process either!  The journey is, in many ways, more important than the destination. I know you have heard that before, but it really is true. We learn so much by stepping out in faith and just embracing each and every day as the gift that it is.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Read Reviews of the Christian Adoption Book, Called to Adoption

Many Christian families, seeing the need to step forward in faith and raise a child not of their bodies, are choosing to learn more about the miracle of families created through adoption.

My new book, Called to Adoption, is an excellent resource to help you learn more about the miracle of adoption. Hear what others have had to say about the book:

"Thank you for an inspiring and helpful book. I particularly appreciated the scripture references and spiritual insights, as they encourage me to look back and thank God for His leading in our adoption process. Called to Adoption will help anyone get started on the road to adoption."
~ Steve Oas, adoptive dad of two

"Called to Adoption is a must read for any Christian considering adoption to build their family. Mardie Caldwell and Heather Featherston have done an excellent job of outlining the major topics in adoption that must be prayerfully considered before beginning on a successful adoption journey. I only wish this book had been available to read at the beginning of our adoption journey!"
~ Tricia Davids, adoptive mother

"Called to Adoption is a must read for everyone considering adoption. It’s a clear, concise, easy to read step-by-step guide for everything from deciding to adopt, different ways to go about it, and how to handle situations after the adoption. Interspersed throughout the book are frequently asked questions and biblical references that will help Christians take comfort in the fact that God is in control of your adoption."
~ Elizabeth Lowe, adoptive parent

"Knowing the quality service and tender wisdom that both Mardie and Heather bring to their work, I believe strongly that this book will arm families with the information they need to be successful in adoption. Their dedication and passion for adoption is evident in everything they do, and that clearly translates in this book."
~ Francine D. Ward, Business & Intellectual Property Attorney

To order your copy, visit today.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Next Week: Two Webinars on Christian Adoption!

In honor of Mother's Day, to celebrate the adoptive moms and birth mothers who have and WILL come together through adoption, Lifetime Adoption is giving you TWO opportunities to be encouraged and discover
what you'll need to make this Mother's Day a positive, hopeful step toward your baby.

We hope you'll join us LIVE for both webinar events.

May 8th: Clarissa's Choice for Open Adoption: a Birth Mother's Story
Tuesday evening you will hear from one birth mother who chose to provide for her daughter through open adoption. Every adoption begins with a birth mother's story. Discover open adoption through Clarissa's eyes.
for Tuesday, May 8th at:
5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

May 10th: The Story Behind Lifetime Adoption:--Founder, Mardie Caldwell's Story
Thursday evening tune in to meet Mardie Caldwell, adoptive mom and founder of Lifetime Adoption. You'll be encouraged through her story of triumph after miscarriages, infertility, and failed adoption attempts, all leading her to meet a son through open adoption. Discover the heart of Lifetime Adoption and how Mardie's path to parenthood leads you to a dream come true.
for Thursday, May 10th at:
5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

Once you register for each, you'll receive an email to attend ONLINE or BY PHONE. You can even attend using your iPhone or Droid!

Please join us next week!