Information and Advice for Christians Considering Adoption


About the Authors

about MardieMardie Caldwell is a Certified Open Adoption Practitioner who is the Founder and CEO of Lifetime Adoption Center in California. Facilitating more than 140 adoptions each year, Lifetime has become one of the largest adoption centers in the country. Working nationwide, Lifetime’s caring staff supports each woman as they consider their pregnancy choices, while encouraging waiting adoptive families throughout their adoption journey.

Mardie finds her role as an adoptive mother to be the most important. The path that led Mardie to her son more than twenty years ago is one that was life-changing, as she often shares through her own testimony. She was inspired to design the popular and unique Adoption Prayer Bracelet. This special bracelet allows those touched by adoption to display their adoption hope:

As an Adoption Expert, Mardie has graciously provided her knowledge, experience, and caring heart to media requests from across the country and around the world. Many people were first introduced to Mardie through one of her appearances in the media as one of the most experienced adoption experts in the United States. Most recently, she was featured on NBC’s The Today Show and CNN’s No Bias, No Bull. She has made many media appearances including TV (including CNN, Fox, NBC, and Dr. Laura), numerous national radio interviews, and is widely sought for print articles.


about HeatherHeather Featherston has a passion for working with women and families facing issues surrounding pregnancy, adoption, and parenting.

Featherston has spoken to professional groups, conducted trainings for birth parent advocates, and has made television and radio appearances discussing various aspects of adoption. She has supported, one-on-one, couples working through adoption decisions and discerning the Lord’s will.

As an adoption professional, Featherston is in awe of seeing God’s hand at work each day, guiding children and families together through adoption.



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