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Sep

Parenting Transracially

Do or will you parent t...
1
Sep

Having a Family

God created my family...
23
Aug

Adoption and Your Child's Privacy

As I cruise around the world wide web, a large part of my time is spent peru...
17
Aug

You're Invited to the 2010 Adoption Picnic

We hope you can join us for our third annual MLJ Adoption Picnic!


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10
Aug

"Amazing Grace": book review

Last night our family s...
6
Aug

Why Adopt Internationally?

“Why should I adopt internationally when there are so many children in need of a family in the United States?” As adoption profe...
2
Aug

Be Informed

The question came from my ten year-old, in my lap as usual. She put her lips to my ear, so not to disturb the other movie patrons, “Would you ever do that, Mama? Give me back?”

23
Jun

Ideas to Throw an Adoption Shower

All parents should be showered for the arrival of their new child. Adoption showers are my favorite to give. I love the “textures” and “layers” that can be added to this special party.

15
Jun

A Father to the Fatherless

God has given me a heart for children. I use this gift every week as I serve in my church&r...
3
Jun

Hope for Congo

This October 2nd I will be running 5K in honor of my daughter's first mother.<...
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May

Lessons From the Connected Child

This book was written by staff at the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University for parents who have welcomed home children f...
7
May

What It Means To Be a Mom

It’s been a long time since I first became a mom – almost seventeen years ago, in fact. In the midst of all the day-to-day hustle and bustle, I have taken the blessing of motherhood for granted, as ...
4
May

All My Daughter's Mothers

This year, my husband and I are celebrating our first Mother's Day.


For the past three years we've ridden...
1
May

Infertility, Adoption and Mother’s Day

If you were to browse the internet, there are many posts about Mother‘s Day and the childless. The fact is, there are many other women f...
6
Apr

Three Cups of Tea: Book review

“Three Cups of Tea” is a true testament to ...
1
Apr

The Rebirth at Easter

This Sunday many Christians will celebrate Easter, a special time of grieving Jesus’ death and celebrating new life in his resurrection. Our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrate the Passover, a time to cel...

8
Mar

Healing Grief

My daughter arrived home at thirteen months, broken in spirit and disconnected. I sensed that she was engulfed in an invisible cocoon. Her cries and screams which happened without warning and often over a doz...

1
Mar

My Husband Didn't Share My Passion for Adoption; He Does Now!

I have had a passion for adoption for many years. My first paper in my first college course was about international adoption. When Read More

15
Feb

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the unexpected in life. Not something we necessary are good at, especially when our expectations are way off the mark from how reality pans out. This can be especially true in the arena of adoption. It i...
3
Feb

Adoption and the Empty Nester

For the most part, friends and family have been extremely supportive of our adoption of a special boy from Ukraine. However, a few times, someone Read More

29
Jan

The Legal Complexities of Adopting and Hosting Children from Haiti

So many hearts and homes have been opened to help the children of Haiti, following the devastating earthquakes. The MLJ Adoptions, Inc. team has volunteered several hours and days, researching reports, confirming...

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