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28
Mar

Meet MLJ: Kathy G. Slaughter


Name: Kathy G. Slaughter, LCSWRead More

27
Mar

Haunted

Sometimes I see them again. I am walking around the orphanage, wearing my daughter in a baby carrier. She is looking out, seemingly disconnected from the familiar scenes. My arms are around her. I kiss her ...
21
Mar

International Adoption Referral: What Does That Mean?

During my work with MLJ Adoptions, I often use the term “referral” when talking with current and prospective adoptive parents, and I can forget that we all need a reminder about what truly is a &ldq...
16
Mar

St. Patrick's Day And Adoption Parenting

Adoptive parents often wonder how they should combine their own cultural traditions with that of their children. There’s an easy lesson in the history of St. Patrick's Day, which comes from the religious ...
13
Mar

Inspired by Bieber to Change the World

Kaitlyn DeVeydt is a Freshman at Brebeuf Jesuit who has been inspired by one of her favorite singers - teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.


2
Mar

Adoption Preparation and Mardi Gras

Next week, hundreds of thousands of people will descend upon New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Millions more will use the holiday as an excuse to take time away from work, relax and enjoy traditional food an...
27
Feb

Beyond Rosa and Martin

Deesha Philyaw is a freelance writer and adjunct professor in the Master of Professional Writing Program at Chatham University. She is a black co-parenting mom of two girls, ages 7 and 12, one of whom is adopted, ...
23
Feb

Jillian Michaels Announces Adopting From DRCongo

Once again, a celebrity is calling attentio...
15
Feb

It’s Okay To Be A Token. Really. Part 2

Deesha Philyaw is a freelance writer and adjunct professor in the Master of Professional Writing Program at Chatham University. She is a black co-parenting mom of two girls, ages 7 and 12, one of whom is adopted, ...
13
Feb

Choosing a Hague Accredited Adoption Agency

Choosing an adoption agency is not an easy task. Once a family has committed to begin the process of intercountry adoption, they are faced w...
11
Feb

It’s Okay To Be A Token. Really.

Deesha Philyaw is a freelance writer and adjunct professor in the Master of Professional Writing Program at Chatham University. She is a black co-parenting mom of two girls, ages 7 and 12, one of whom is ad...
8
Feb

Black History Month As An Adoptive Parent

Throughout my childhood I can vividly remember February being “Black History Month”. I recall the hallways at school being decorated with posters of Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and Martin Lut...
6
Feb

How One Superbowl Commercial Could Help Orphans

It’s Superbowl Sunday! And while many are psyched about the actual game, just as many people tune in to watch the commercials. Do you know that the average 30-second Superbowl commercial costs 3 million d...
5
Feb

"Love Medicine" Review

A couple of weeks ago a close friend sent me an email. She asked me to read an article featured in Good Housekeeping this month. As readers of this review, many do ...
3
Feb

Child Adopted While Mother Jailed For Illegal Immigration

The story of the four year old boy caught between his U.S. adoptive parents and his biological mother is ...
2
Feb

Oprah Discovers How Adoption Has Touched Her Family

What happens when a celebrity finds out ...
1
Feb

IHNFA Sees Passion For Children And Adoption On Indiana Visit

At the end of January, MLJ Adoptions had the fortunate opportunity to host the Director and Secretary general of Instituto Hondureño de la ...
20
Jan

Sometimes: a poem

Sometimes.............
11
Jan

Heads of Adoption in Honduras to Visit Indianapolis

31
Dec

Questions

I met the little girl that we are (hopefully) adopting over two years ago. I lived ...

24
Dec

His Name: A Christmas Poem


He lay in the straw, for he hadn’t a bed

No pillow on which to lay his precious head

He smelled of th...
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