Advantages of Adopting from Burkina Faso

For a number of years, adopting from Ethiopia has been a popular choice for adoptive parents interested in adopting from Africa. Yet, in recent years there has been a sharp decline in the number of adoptions taking place in Ethiopia and many families are experiencing significant delays. We also anticipate a decline in adoptions from …


Photo of the Week

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! We are thankful to all those who have served our country. If you would like your child to be featured as Photo of the Week, please email


What Will My Referral Look Like from Mexico?

We are very excited about receiving our first referrals in our Mexico program! Our first family was matched with a sibling set of two, 7 and 11 years old. From the time their dossiers were submitted to the adoption authority in Mexico to when they received their referrals, this family waited only seven months to …


Important Milestone Achieved in Mexico Program

MLJ Adoptions is thrilled to announce that we have received our first referrals from Mexico! Receiving the first referral is a critical milestone in the development of an international adoption program. The MLJ Adoptions’ international program staff has worked very hard over the past years to receive the approval needed to work in Mexico and is …


Helping Your Adopted Child Learn to Trust

Time is your ally in helping your child build a trusting relationship with you. Most of us are aware of the negative effects that abuse, neglect and abandonment have on a child’s developing brain. Any of these unpleasant life experiences can alter the child’s ability to function in society, socially relate to other people and …


Our Top 10 Blogs about Adopting from Bulgaria

We are very proud of our Bulgaria International Adoption Program. Already in 2015, our families have brought home five children and received four referrals. Adopting from Bulgaria continues to be a popular option for families wishing to add to their families through adoption.  We have written extensively about our Bulgaria program in this blog. In …

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