Category - Bulgaria

13
Oct

Join Us Saturday, October 25th to Celebrate Eastern European Adoption

Day of Love – Денна любовта (Den na lyubovta) One of my favorite days of the year is fast approaching. What was formerly known as our Bulgaria Open House, has been renamed to be our Eastern European Adoption Day. It is so rewarding to me to see so many families that have a heart for ...
7
Oct

Who Can Adopt From Bulgaria?

Bulgaria is truly one of my favorite programs and I share this often with many prospective adoptive families! Why, you might ask? The reason is simple: Bulgaria offers families a greater degree of stability, transparency and predictability – at least to the degree that international adoption can be, compared to many other country programs. In ...
14
Jul

Three Reasons to Adopt from Bulgaria

Adopting from Bulgaria, a Hague country, offers a lot of benefits to families wanting to grow their families through international adoption. Married couples do not have to meet length of marriage requirements. Additionally, single parent adoption is permissible through our Bulgaria international adoption program. Below are three reasons to adopt from the Eastern European country ...
7
Jul

Flexibility Key to Shorter Wait for Families Adopting from Bulgaria

Over the last few years, MLJ Adoptions has seen steady growth in our Bulgaria International Adoption program. Not only has the program grown, but we are thrilled that our families continue to receive referrals for young children without significantly long waiting times. The matching process in Bulgaria is heavily dependent on the characteristics that a ...
14
Apr

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 Bulgaria child referral.  Many sending countries, especially those overwhelmed by poverty, do not have the ability to provide parents with detailed information on a ...
18
Nov

Connect With Families At Our Bulgaria Open House

At any given time there are at least seven older children on the MLJ Adoptions waiting child list. These are children that desire and need a forever family just like the infant babies of the world. So many times the older children are overlooked and considered too much of a challenge. When talking with families ...
23
Oct

Sweet Treats Around the World

Trick-or-Treat! Halloween isn’t just a holiday that allows both adults and children to play dress up, but an excuse for us to eat unhealthy amounts of candy and sweet treats. While Halloween is not a holiday celebrated all around world, candy and other desserts are something we can find just about everywhere. Samoa A lot ...
19
Feb

Bulgarian Culture in Indianapolis

More and more families that are considering international adoption are looking to the country of Bulgaria. This isn’t just happening here in Indiana, but across the United States. There are two main reasons these families consider Bulgaria: a stable, progressive process and the appeal of Bulgaria’s culture. To begin: Bulgaria has a relatively progressive standard ...
7
Jan

Bulgaria – More Than Just a Special Needs Program

Many families are becoming familiar with adoption from Bulgaria. But because of misleading information given by most adoption agencies, families are led to believe that Bulgaria is predominantly a special needs program. While Bulgaria does have a high placement of children with special needs, it is more than a Special Needs Program. Bulgaria is one ...
18
Dec

Bulgarian Christmas Traditions

In Bulgaria, Christmas is celebrated on December 25th, which is unusual when you look at Bulgaria’s Orthodox history. Most Orthodox countries, such as Ukraine, celebrate Christmas on January 7th. The difference is that Bulgaria uses the Gregorian Calendar to determine Christmas and most of Eastern Europe uses the Julian calendar which is thirteen days behind. ...
12
Nov

Differences in Cultural Perspectives of Roma Children

Many Americans, when hearing the word “Gypsy” will react positively and envision an exotic fortune teller or remember the song by Cher, or possibly the movie, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” featuring the beautiful, heroic character of Esmeralda. Unfortunately, in other parts of the world, the word “Gypsy” is derogatory and is viewed as an ...
12
Nov

Bulgarian Open House Was A Great Success!

I am so thrilled to report that our Bulgaria Open House this past Saturday was a great success! There were over 75 people in attendance with 6 of those being Bulgarian children that are now home with their forever families! It was wonderful to see their beautiful, happy smiling faces! It was a great opportunity ...
22
Oct

10 Reasons To Adopt From Bulgaria

During my time in the Bulgarian orphanages and working in Bulgaria, I was able to observe many benefits in the Bulgarian adoption process. While Bulgaria has not seen the popularity of international adoption like Russian adoptions and Ukrainian adoptions, I find that it has numerous benefits that are often overlooked. Top 10 benefits to adopting ...
18
Oct

Join Us! Bulgarian Open House

As Program Director for our Bulgarian Adoption Program I would like to personally invite you to attend the Bulgarian Open House on Saturday, November 10th from 9:30am-noon at the MLJ Adoptions office at 617 E. North St. Indianapolis. A brunch will be served. This is a great opportunity to learn about our Bulgaria Adoption program ...
4
Oct

Opportunities to Adopt Older Children in Bulgaria

In recent years, Ukraine has been a very popular country to adopt older school age children. Because of a recent change in law, foreign families are no longer allowed to adopt children under the age of six from Ukraine, thus creating a demand for children six to nine years old. In Ukraine, the popularity of ...
2
Mar

Travel to Bulgaria in the Service of Orphans

Webster’s dictionary defines the word service as a helpful act. On April 22nd a team partnering with the Fatherless Foundation will go serve the people of Bulgaria. Many times we as North Americans get stuck in the rut of our everyday life. Life can become very mundane, and your vision is confined to your little ...
29
Feb

Hosting and Adoption of Older Children in Eastern Europe

In recent years, Ukraine has been a very popular country to host orphans ages 6 and older. Hosting gave many families the unique opportunity of giving an orphan child the opportunity of a lifetime. They would get to experience family life during a 3-4 week visit to the U.S., as well a cultural exchange with ...
27
Feb

Orphans in Bulgaria With Congenital Syphilis Receive Effective Treatment

There have been great political, social, and economic changes in Eastern European countries such as Ukraine and Bulgaria since 1990 that have caused syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), to become very common. Poverty, unemployment, migration, and changes in values and sexual mores have put large populations at risk of STD’s. Eastern European governments including ...
10
Feb

MLJ’s Bulgarian Partner, Vesta, Improves the Lives of Orphans in Eastern Europe

MLJ Adoptions offers thriving international adoption programs in Bulgaria and Ukraine. We have brought home 31 children from Ukraine and are expecting to bring home our third child from Bulgaria this summer followed soon after by additional children. Any international adoption agency working in Bulgaria must partner with a local Hague approved Non Governmental Agency ...
7
Feb

Bulgaria Bucks International Adoption Trends

The number of international adoptions taking place has fallen dramatically over the past few years. Thousands of children are languishing in orphanages in countries around the world not necessarily because no one wants to adopt them but because of bureacratic red tape. Many countries such as Ethiopia, Russia and China are making it harder for ...
16
Jan

Fukushima Disaster Prompts Nuclear Tests in Bulgaria

Tests conducted on Bulgaria’s Kozloduy and Belene nuclear power station sites have found that both could withstand the strongest possible earthquakes in the region, the country’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency said on January 5, 2011. The tests were conducted as a result of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. Safety checks are being conducted ...
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