Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pregnant and want to find out your due date?

Are you pregnant and would like to find out when your expected due date is? Now you can find out for free, using an online tool called a Due Date Calculator. Just enter your pregnancy information and the online calculator will provide an estimated conception date, due date and current fetal age.

Click here to use this handy tool.

Questions about your due date? Or about the options you have at this stage in your pregnancy? Call us at 1-800-923-6784 anytime.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Adoption Book on Good Day Sacramento


Considering adoption? Lifetime Adoption's Founder and CEO Mardie Caldwell was recently interviewed on Good Day Sacramento (CBS) about her new book for women facing an unplanned pregnancy: So I Was Thinking About Adoption...Considering Your Choices.

Click here to view the interview.

To find out more about this new adoption book, please visit IWasThinkingAboutAdoption.com.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Call Today for your Free Unplanned Pregnancy Adoption Kit!


Pregnant and thinking about adoption?
Call Lifetime Adoption today at
1-800-923-6784 to request your Free Unplanned Pregnancy Adoption Kit!

Each kit contains:






  • Free copy of the hot new adoption book So I Was Thinking About Adoption...Considering Your Choices and a cute matching bookmark


  • Fun beauty gift


  • Copy of the Lifetime Magazine, which is packed with informative pregnancy articles and letters from adoptive families


  • "What Are My Choices?" brochure, which explains how Lifetime's free and confidential adoption services work


  • "Birthmother Blessings" brochure, that describes how women considering adoption can receive free clothing, household items, and more!


  • Pregnancy newsletter tailored to your pregnancy month to answer your pregnancy questions


  • "The Steps to Adoption" packet explaining how the adoption process works with Lifetime Adoption


  • Profiles about hopeful adoptive families who match your preferences
Call Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784 to request your free kit today!

Monday, December 15, 2008

New website! BuyPregnancyWheels.com


Top quality, precisely machined pregnancy wheels are currently in stock and available for immedidate shipment!


These wheels include guides for determining date of conception, suggested medical screenings, ultrasounds, and more. Durable Pregnancy Wheels are plastic and precise. They last forever and come with a Lifetime Guarantee. We even offer a free training video! Click to watch.


Visit BuyPregnancyWheels.com to find out more and order today!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Are You Pregnant? Looking For Options?


Whether you just found out you are pregnant, or are late into your pregnancy, we have information for you. Maybe it's your daughter or girlfriend who just learned she is having a baby.

We Can Help You With An Unplanned Pregnancy
We understand that decisions about a pregnancy aren't always easy. Unplanned or unexpected pregnancies happen, and helping you make the best decision for you and your baby is what we are here for.

Click any of the links at the below to learn more about your options. Or, to talk about your options, call our 24-Hour Adoption Answer Line at
1-800-923-6784.

Articles
Pregnancy issues and questions: answers to your pregnancy questions.

Pregnancy Calculator
Are you pregnant? Or do you think you might be? This is where you can learn how far along you are and when you are due.

Free Pregnancy Services -- Help With Your Needs
There are some free services available for women who are pregnant. Most of these services are available through your state, such as Medi-caid and the WIC program. Your local hospital may also offer free prenatal classes as well as a free or low-cost pregnancy clinic. Check your local phone book for more information on how to qualify.

My Story: Real Women, Real Stories
Sometimes, it helps just to have a friend. Here are some stories from other women who have been where you are, and faced the same decisions that you are facing.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Tough Times Increase Tough Choices


Adoptions are on the rise in the U.S. as financial difficulties fall on more single women and families trying to survive without the support of a partner. The loss of jobs, along with cuts to free services to low income families are also affecting requests for adoption help.

“Adoption doesn’t take time off during financially challenging times,” states Mardie Caldwell, Founder of Lifetime Adoption Center located on Cattle Drive in the Penn Valley area of Northern California. In a recent interview, Caldwell shared that “the first day the stock market took a big downturn in October, our adoption hotline lit up and have not stopped ringing since. Women facing uncertain times are looking at options for unplanned pregnancies and for children they feel they can’t care for. Others are just looking at their dire situations and want a better life for their children. Not only have we seen a tremendous increase in newborns placed for adoption, but parents of toddlers and some older children are seeking out adoption as well.”

There are no longer any orphanages in the U.S. and women today have more options other than abandoning their children or turning them over to the state for foster care. Caldwell states that foster care was never meant to be a permanent home for children. Open adoption is a resource that makes it a win-win situation for all involved in the adoption triad: birth parents, the child, and adoptive parents.

Referrals come in from clinics, doctors, and Internet sites that refer birthmothers to Lifetime for adoption services. Caldwell has been assisting in domestic adoptions since 1986 and is an adoptive mother herself.

Recently, a 24 year old mother from Northern California called in on one of Caldwell’s adoption hotlines, inquiring about the steps to adoption. She wanted to find adoptive parents for her two year old son and six month old daughter after their father abandoned them eight months ago. Losing her job was the final blow.

It isn’t that the women calling about adoption don’t love their children. In fact, it is just the opposite. They love their children deeply and don’t want to see them suffer in poverty. Birth mothers call Lifetime Adoption’s hotlines to ask questions, find out what their options are, seek support, request counseling, identify legal referrals, and just to get the help they need and want. These calls come in from across the country and even from here in Nevada County.

With most everyone facing some of the effects of the financial crisis, grandparents are even joining in the selection of adoptive parents, gaining confidence that they can stay in contact with the children.

“With state and county social services programs being cut throughout the country,” Caldwell said, “we are working hard to pick up the slack. We are now sending out more than just adoption material to hurting families and pregnant women in need. We have a modest food closet that allows us to send non-perishable items, toiletries, clothes, household items and even holiday gifts. The requests have increased, with food closets in many towns facing shortages. When we have experienced similar mini-recessions in the past, we have always seen increases in calls and adoptions. But this time, we are experiencing a much greater volume of calls each week. We are now serving double the number of clients than we were just three months ago. Currently we are actively providing services for over 320 women, often including their children.”

Caldwell has been on the road promoting National Adoption Awareness month this November. She released a new book in November, So I Was Thinking About Adoption, a guide for women facing an unplanned pregnancy or considering adoption for an older child. “The response has been tremendous for the book! Many places, from family planning clinics to churches are ordering the little books to help women they come in contact with.”

The challenge now is to continue helping women, knowing that adoption may not be the right answer to all inquires. “Morally we need to help them at their place of need and answer their questions as they determine their options at this difficult time,” says Caldwell.

If interested in learning more about adoption, the 24 hour adoption answer line is 1-800-9-ADOPT-4