Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Treasures in a Bag Supports Adoption Foundation

Treasures in a Bag is a fun and exciting gold panning activity for all ages that raises funds for the non-profit, Lifetime Foundation. In the interview below, Mardie Caldwell, Founder of Treasures in a Bag, explains how the gold panning & treasure hunting fundraising events work in the Gold Country.



The Lifetime Foundation provides scholarships to women who have lovingly chosen adoption.
visit TreasuresinBag.com for info on the gold panning events, and LifetimeFoundation.org for info on the non-profit.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why I Chose a Single Sista to Adopt by Baby

This is the story of Shameka, an African American woman who was facing an unplanned pregnancy:

I found out that I was pregnant during the summer time. I was having a cool time hanging out with a lot of new people, and the baby daddy was someone that I had just met. He was cute and smart...a college guy that was home on break. That was cool with me because I was also home just for the summer and had plans to start college in the fall. He and I got together, and the next thing that I knew, I was taking a pregnancy test.

There was so many things that ran through my head when I found out that I was pregnant. To be honest, there were so many thoughts that I actually could not focus. It was terrible. I told the baby daddy and he told me that he didn't want any children at this point in his life. I didn't want any either, but here I was knocked-up and having to make all types of new decisions.

I decided that abortion was not gonna happen. I had known people that had gone through that process and let's just say, they hated it and they hated themselves afterward for doing it. But, I really was considering adoption, that way someone else that maybe couldn't have a baby on their own could be happy and I would be free to move on with my life also.

So, I made some calls, did a little research online, and finally was ready to learn about adoption. It was not a very "comfortable" time in my life, not only because of the situation being what it was, but I was experiencing horrible bouts of morning sickness. I placed a call to African American Adoptions Online:
1-800-923-6784. It was one of the toughest calls I’ve ever made, but I made it through and I felt that my mind was a little less fuzzy afterward.

The adoption counselor and I spoke pretty in-depth about what I wanted for this baby. I told her that whoever adopted my child needed to be strong, African-American like me, and respected. I wasn't ready to be a mom, but I know what a good mom and parent should be.

As time when on, my adoption counselor and I had narrowed it down to two families. I would have to decide between this really great couple and a single African-American woman that wanted to be a mom. The adoption counselor was kind of shocked when I told her that I picked the single woman. But, in my heart, I know that it was the right decision for this child. Here's why...
Click here to read the rest of Shameka's story...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Adoption on ABC news show

Lifetime Adoption Center's Director recently appeared on ABC's morning news show, Sacramento & Company, to discuss how adoption has been impacted by the current economy. Click here to watch the interview.

Since the decline in our economy, there has been a steady increase in the number of older and married women placing a child for adoption. Lifetime has seen the number of birth mothers planning to place their babies for adoption tripled to 378 since the decline in the economy. Some women already have two or three children and say they can't afford to feed another mouth.

The good news, however, is that there hasn't been a decrease in families adopting. The CEO of Lifetime is also the author of "I Was Thinking About Adoption" which offers great information for those who want to adopt and those who want to put their children up for adoption. Click here to get your free copy.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pregnant Chicks - Help for pregnant chicks looking for advice


Every day, hundreds of women will discover they are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Are you or a friend one of them?

You are not alone. Visit Pregnant Chicks for help!

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Lots of women have been where you are and we can help you find the help you need and the resources you want.

We hope you will find the help you need to make the best decision for you and your baby!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Get Your Free Copy of So I Was Thinking About Adoption!


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