Blog

22
Mar

Photo of the Week!

  Look at this wonderful connection between this 3 and a half year old precious girl and her interim care provider from Burkina Faso. She has been home now for 2 months! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
18
Mar

National Social Worker Month!

HOORAY FOR OUR SOCIAL WORKERS !!!   National Professional Social Worker month, celebrated each March since proclaimed by the White House in 1984, is designed to spotlight the important contributions more than 680,000 Social Workers make to our society and our families. Social Workers are not often the most noticeable workers as they generally work ...
15
Mar

Photo of the Week!

How sweet and extremely photogenic this brother and sister are?! They have been home from Bulgaria for a little over 2 and a half years now! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
11
Mar

Immigration Process for Adopting from Bulgaria

When going through the international adoption process, there are several different puzzle pieces that work together to bring your child home.  Some of the biggest and most confusing pieces come from the immigration process. All prospective adoptive parents find the immigration process daunting. Filing immigration is the part that most adoptive parents dread the most ...
8
Mar

Photo of the Week!

These brothers may be enjoying the snow, but who is ready for the 50 degree weather this weekend?! These brothers have been home from Bulgaria for a little over 2 years now! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
6
Mar

Bigger, Stronger, Wiser, and Kinder

Recently I was reorganizing and discovered a journal with notes I had taken at a conference for adoptive parents. There was no date, no title, no speaker’s name to share, just the following quote: Regarding adults and children – adults are ALWAYS bigger, stronger, wiser, & kinder. Ouch! Those words felt like a punch to ...
4
Mar

There’s More to Doing Hair than Style

My daughter has very thick beautiful curly hair. Her hair often needs a little extra care and attention. But she (understandably) isn’t always a big fan of the detangling process or the time and siting still that taking care of her hair requires. As a white mom with straight hair I’ve had to make it ...
27
Feb

Orphan Crisis in South America

If you are tuned into the news, you are aware of the current political and economic crisis in Venezuela. The country is in economic downfall as the people of Venezuela fight for democracy and try to unseat President Nicolás Maduro.  The ongoing crisis has created a shortage of food and medicine in the country, leaving ...
25
Feb

Get To Know Peru

Peru is one of the newest adoption programs newly implemented by MLJ Adoptions, International.  Located in South America, the country is vastly rich in cultural diversity, beautiful landmarks, and beautiful geographic features. Historically, Peruvian culture is the home to many ancient cultures, including Chico, Inca, and Andean civilizations,. Peru is known to have a long ...
18
Feb

Coping with Fears and Trauma in Adoption

When I was in first grade, I was attacked by two of my neighbor’s rottweiler dogs. For the longest time I was extremely afraid of dogs. Unfortunately, dogs could sense my fear which caused me to be bitten by multiple other dogs during my childhood. When I was little and encountered a dog my body ...
15
Feb

Photo of the Week!

This precious girl has been home from Honduras for a little over a year now! She says that when she grows up she wants to be a soccer player like her brothers. If you would like to have your child featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
13
Feb

Adopting from Bangladesh

Recently MLJ Adoptions International was able to welcome home a family adopting a child from Bangladesh! MLJ Adoptions International assists families hoping to adopt from Bangladesh through our Primary Provider program, also known as MLJ’s Individualized Country Programs (ICP for short). MLJ has successfully assisted several families wanting to adopt a child in need from ...
11
Feb

Black History Month – An Ongoing Discussion

“It’s Michael ‘X’, right?” “Excuse me?!” “You know, the guy Denzel Washington played in the movie!” This is an actual conversation I had with a teenager who was asking for assistance with her history project for Black History Month. This was a disconcerting realization that not only is our education system deteriorating, but I, as ...
6
Feb

Meet Samantha!

Hello all! My name is Samantha Brown, and I started working with MLJ Adoptions International in May 2018 as an intern assisting with several International Programs. Through the course of my internship, I found assisting prospective adoptive families greatly rewarding and a way to impact the lives of families and children.  I have recently completed ...
4
Feb

The Importance of Telling Your Child “I Love You”

“The best advice I could give any parent would be to never pass up a chance to tell your kids that you love them. Touch them, cuddle and hug them often. Never part without saying ‘I love you.’”                                                                                 —Andy Quinones, parent February, that special month of valentines, love, affection, and caring, is tailor-made for parents ...
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