How to Open an International Adoption Program

Sonja Brown, MLJ Adoptions’ Program Director for Africa and Asia, used to scare me. After working several years in international adoption, Sonja has a confidence that is not easily rattled. She sits calmly behind her desk answering all the questions that are thrown her way throughout the day. As the Program Director of MLJ Adoptions’ …


MLJ Adoptions Offers Hague Adoption Option From Africa

There are millions of children in need of loving, stable families all over the world. We hear the statistics all the time. However, when you see the faces of these children without families, you know they are so much more than numbers. For this reason, the staff of MLJ Adoptions is introducing Burkina Faso, our ninth international …


11 Tips to Write an Effective Adoption Fundraising Letter

International adoption requires the services of a lot of professionals – social workers, attorneys, translators – and the expenses add up. Increasingly, prospective adoptive parents are turning to fundraising letters to raise these funds for their adoption. Below are 11 tips for writing an effective adoption fundraising letter. Clearly articulate your passion to adopt and …


Are You Seeking a Primary Provider for Your International Adoption?

Due to the Universal Accreditation Act (UAA), effective July 14, 2014, all prospective adoptive parents adopting internationally must work with a primary provider. MLJ Adoptions may be able to assist your family and act as a primary provider for families seeking to adopt from a country where no U.S. adoption service provider has a current country program. The primary …


How to Share Thanksgiving With Your Adoptive Child

Thanksgiving is almost here!  It has always been one of my favorite holidays due to the time honored traditions, celebrating with family and, of course, the amazing meal. Thanksgiving is also an opportune time to “welcome” your internationally adopted child(ren) to our American customs surrounding this special day in November by  teaching them a bit …