Blog

11
Dec

Adoption from Burkina Faso- A 2017 Spotlight!

When we started working in Burkina Faso in 2014, we never could have predicted the success we would witness three years later! Thus far in our program, we’ve seen six children, ages one to fourteen years old, matched with their forever families. This year, MLJ Adoptions received four referrals for single children ranging in age ...
8
Dec

Photo of the Week

                                We hope your weekend is filled with your favorite holiday preparations! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
6
Dec

Adopting from Bulgaria- A 2017 Spotlight!

What a joy to see our Bulgaria program continue to thrive! This year, 19 children from Bulgaria were matched with MLJ families! The children ranged in age from one-year-old twin sisters to a fifteen-year-old boy. This year, MLJ Adoptions received nine referrals for single children, all three years old and under! We had two families ...
4
Dec

Self-Soothing Behaviors

In orphanages or foster care, many children learn self-soothing behaviors such as rocking, head banging, or sucking their thumbs to comfort themselves. These behaviors are learned due to neglect, limited social interaction, and a lack of loving caregivers who consistently meet their needs. When raised in these environments, children learn how to take care of ...
27
Nov

Photo of the Week

                      We hope your family is enjoying a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving break! This year, and every year, we’re so thankful for all of you! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
22
Nov

Preparing for Fifteen Days in Burkina Faso

MLJ Adoptions’ Burkina Faso program has been growing in leaps and bounds! For families hoping to adopt from Africa, Burkina Faso is a great option. Burkina Faso is signatory to The Hague Adoption Convention and as such, provides an ethical and transparent adoption process. MLJ Adoptions anticipates the second adopted child to travel home before ...
15
Nov

Support Vulnerable Children in Burkina Faso!

We at MLJ are excited that a second family is nearing completion of their adoption process in Burkina Faso! Our Burkina Faso program has exceeded our expectations with regards to transparency, ethical practices, practices for caring for children in need and waiting timelines for prospective adoptive parents.  To date, three additional families have been matched ...
13
Nov

Helping Your Child with Self-Hurting Behaviors

Self-hurting in children is often seen as a coping mechanism when difficult feelings arise. Some of these difficult feelings that your child may be unable to express can include but are not limited to: guilt, sadness, anxiety, frustration, low self-worth, and self-blame. When a child goes through a life-changing transition like adoption, they may not ...
10
Nov

Photo of the Week

                        We hope your weekend is full of smiles with the people you love the most! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
8
Nov

Announcing a New Country Program – Peru!

MLJ Adoptions just opened it’s newest adoption program! We can now assist families interested in adopting from Peru! MLJ Adoptions is now one of four agencies approved to work with families adopting from Peru, and we are eager to get to work on behalf of the country’s orphaned children. Peru is a Spanish-speaking country in ...
7
Nov

How Does MLJ Support Me During the Dossier Process?

The paperwork required during the adoption process can be overwhelming. There are applications, surveys, letters and endless forms to complete. First, families must complete a home study, and gather and fill out the numerous documents that go with it. When the home study is finished, it is time to compile the dossier, a collection of ...
6
Nov

Celebrate National Adoption Month!

Every November, adoption agencies and child welfare organizations celebrate National Adoption Month! It’s a month, usually with a specific focus, designed to raise awareness of the need for families to adopt children locally and globally. In honor of National Adoption Month, MLJ Adoptions is reducing our Adoption Application Fee by $100. Begin your adoption journey ...
1
Nov

Current Snapshot of Adopting from Burkina Faso!

MLJ is excited to share that two additional MLJ prospective adoptive families hoping to adopt from Africa received their referrals this month from Burkina Faso! This adds up to seven matches since this program opened! These recently matched families waited seven months and twelve months after dossier submission and registration to Burkina Faso’s Central Authority ...
30
Oct

Adoption Connections Make the Difference

The success of any adoption depends upon the ability to connect, whether that is with your child, your local resources or your support team. Connections are so crucial when considering adoption and it is important to also connect purposely with your primary and home study agencies. Additionally, your primary agency’s ability to both obtain and ...
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