Category - Bulgaria

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 ...
28
Dec

Traditions in the Bulgarian New Year

All across Eastern Europe, people welcome the new year with customs and special foods thought to bring prosperity and good luck. Bulgaria is no exception. New Years is a huge celebration for Bulgarians, it may even be a larger and more anticipated celebration than Christmas! This is because in Communist times the religious celebration of ...
1
Dec

Former Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Films on Location in Bulgaria

Former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, arrived in Sophia, the Bulgarian capital city earlier this month to film The Expendables 2. He tweeted “Back in action for The Expendables 2! I’m having a fantastic time on set with Bruce and Sly in Bulgaria”. He included a photo of himself from the film set with co-stars Sylvester ...
27
Jun

Our Bulgarian Open House

On May 14th, MLJ hosted an open house for current clients, as well as prospective clients interested in Bulgaria. Stephanie and Josh Cox brought their recently adopted 4 year old twins and shared their experience with everyone. Stephanie and Josh told of how beautiful the country of Bulgaria is and described in detail their adoption ...
29
Nov

Bulgarian Program Update

I would like to take this time to share a couple of items of good news for our Bulgarian Adoption program. A week ago, our first family arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria, to meet the children they were referred! I will be sharing more in the next week or two about their trip – they promised ...
30
Aug

The Most Vulnerable Orphans

I love my job… and I especially love working with the children! It is such an incredible feeling to see children coming home to loving families. Even more wonderful is when I have the opportunity to witness the changes in the lives of the children – how they blossom with the love, security and opportunities ...
23
Aug

Adoption and Your Child's Privacy

As I cruise around the world wide web, a large part of my time is spent perusing adoption blogs and articles. It is a great way to get educated and connected. You can read about other’s adoption stories and even become "friends" with folks you might not otherwise meet. But when it comes to adoptions ...
24
May

Bulgaria – A Growing Adoption Country

I am thrilled to announce our excitement about the possibilities that our new Bulgarian Adoption Program presents to potential adoptive families! Upon visiting the orphanages in Bulgaria, I was very impressed by the care the children received! The children we met were beautiful and looked happy and healthy! In Bulgaria, 90% of the children are ...
25
Apr

Announcing: Bulgarian Adoption Program

I am so thrilled to announce the start of our Bulgarian adoption program! I just returned from Sofia and I am excited about the possibilities that I see for families! I found Bulgaria to be a beautiful country and the people there were so friendly, even trying to use English when they could. I found ...
12
Apr

Resources & Responsibilities: part 2

Yesterday, I posted about the resources MLJ Adoptions, Inc. provides to prepare families to parent an adopted child, even in difficult situations. I look forward to your questions and comments on both parts of this important discussion. Even in extreme situations, there are resources available to parents struggling to integrate a new child into their ...
12
Apr

Resources & Responsibilities: part 1

The story of Artyom Savelyev adopted from and returned to Russia is deeply concerning for me as an adoption advocate and licensed mental health counselor who has worked with all sides of the adoption triad. I am concerned about all of the other children in Russia who may miss out on a chance for a ...
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 dozen times each day, expressed her fathomless grief and her inability to connect. My daughter was trying, but her sensory processing ...
20
Feb

Considering The Risk To Every Child

I was saddened earlier this week to hear a news story from CBS news about Christian World Adoption. Incidences like what CBS reports ocurred in Ethiopia and what the group of American Baptists in Haiti attempted end up hurting more children than they could ever help. The publicity may make some more hesitant about adopting, ...
12
Oct

How to Keep Your Cool Through the Adoption Journey

Adoption is the legal transfer of parental rights & responsibilities to the adopting parent. Like any legal process, there is often a lot of confusion & paperwork involved. In inter-country adoption four different areas of law are involved. In addition, there are times when you must wait or be dependent on the decisions of others. ...
23
Aug

Answers About the Adoption Tax Credit – Part 1

In the next few weeks, we will be sharing a series of posts about the Adoption Tax Credit, written by Rob Pederson. Rob is a CPA with 11 years of experience – 4 in public accounting as an auditor and tax preparer, and 7 in the accounting departments of two publicly traded companies. He also ...
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