Take Care When Completing Your Adoption Dossier

One of the first steps in the adoption process is to gather and complete several documents that will become your dossier. Your dossier gives all the authorities involved in your adoption process a “window” to analyze your family, your home and your life. The purpose of the dossier is to show that you meet all …


Advocate Today for a Refundable Adoption Tax Credit

Today is April 15th or Tax Day, the day by which thousands of families will be claiming the Adoption Tax Credit for their adoptions finalized in 2013. The adoption tax credit, with a maximum of $12,970 in 2013, has helped to offset the high cost of adoption for hundreds of thousands of families since it …


Bulgaria Referrals: Above and Beyond Expectations

There are many great benefits for families who choose to adopt from Bulgaria.  One of the benefits we have found that is most appealing to prospective adoptive families is the detailed child referral.  Many sending countries, especially those overwhelmed by poverty, do not have the ability to provide parents with detailed information on a referred …


Adoption Photo of the Week

In honor of the Latin American Information Seminar tomorrow, here’s a photo of some sisterly love! Photo used with permission. If you would like your child to be featured in our Photo Of The Week, please email!


Summer Hosting Program Offers Benefits to Children and Families

The mission of MLJ Adoptions is to serve children in need. We are committed to working collaboratively with organizations that share this purpose. Below, Laurel Boylan, a founder of God’s Waiting Children, highlights an opportunity for families to host children from Ukraine this summer. Is hosting an orphan in your home this summer right for …


Adoptive Siblings Discuss Older Child Adoption

With three siblings that were adopted as older children, I witness every day the many blessings that come from having these children in my family. To me, adding a new brother or sister to the family was always exciting regardless of their age – it was one more person to create memories and share traditions …