Category - Events

7
Jun

The Importance of Community in Adoption

MLJ Adoptions hosts several adoption related events throughout the year. In the fall, we had our annual Eastern European Open House, and as always, it has been one of the highlights of my year! I enjoy meeting new client families face-to-face, catching up with families who are in the middle of the process, and of …

25
Jan

Four Reasons to Attend “Empowered to Connect”

Whether you’re in the process of adopting, have already adopted, are considering adoption, work with children from hard places, or maybe just read The Connected Child book and still don’t completely understand how it works, the Empowered to Connect Conference is for you! This conference provides an introduction to research-based interventions for at-risk children, presented by …

24
Oct

It’s Time for MLJ’s Africa Party!

MLJ Adoptions International hosts several events throughout the year to celebrate international adoption and to bring adoptive parents and children together in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.  One of MLJ’s most popular events is our Africa party, which will be held this year on November 12th. We are excitedly preparing to celebrate with parents who have …

18
Oct

Become a Part of the Adoption Community: Attend an Initial Information Session!

When I want advice on cooking, clothing or cars, I usually know who to reach out to. For cooking questions, I call my mom. For clothing questions, I call a friend. For car questions, I call my dad. I am thankful to be in a network of people who can answer most of my questions. …

19
Sep

Five Reasons You Should Attend Our Eastern European Open House

For the past five years, MLJ Adoptions has sponsored an open house for families and children, to celebrate the heritage of Eastern Europe and offer opportunities for families to create community. The focus countries are Bulgaria and Ukraine, as we have adoption programs from those two countries. I feel there are so many wonderful benefits …

30
Aug

Upcoming MLJ Events

Every year, MLJ Adoptions hosts several events in order to encourage our families to build relationships with one another, and with the greater adoption community. Since MLJ Adoptions was formed, we have witnessed the many benefits families experience when they are in community with one another. International adoption can introduce complex challenges into a family’s life: …

23
Aug

Five Reasons to Attend MLJ Adoptions’ Picnic in 2016

Our annual picnic is my absolute favorite event that we have at MLJ. Our team is so grateful to continue to have many families come out to celebrate adoption with us each year. Here are five reasons our picnic has been and continues to be a success. Everyone is invited: Each year we have a …

19
Jul

MLJ Adoptions Hosts 2016 Annual Picnic!

Each year, MLJ Adoptions hosts an Adoption Picnic where we invite clients and their families, prospective adoptive parents, adoption and orphan care advocates, friends and neighbors to gather together. This picnic has become a favorite event for our client families, and one that our staff looks forward to every year as well. We enjoy putting faces …

14
Mar

Support For Parents Who Have “Children From Hard Places”

April 8th and 9th offers all parents a wonderful opportunity to participate in Empowered To Connect, a conference sponsored by Show Hope and being simulcast at the MLJ Adoptions International offices in Indianapolis. Other sites may be available in your community. Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, hosts this two-day conference designed to “help …

25
Feb

GET ON YOUR FEET & PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER!

MLJ Adoptions will use donations made during Brackets for Good to provide assistance to families adopting children with special needs. We are so excited to be able to use this opportunity to raise awareness about children in need of families and to raise funds to be able to provide adoption grants to make the adoption journey more affordable.

16
Feb

MLJ Adoptions’ Upcoming Africa Party

MLJ Adoptions is excited to announce our Annual Celebrate Africa Party! We invite you to join the MLJ Adoptions team as we celebrate the rich African culture! This annual family event will be full of fun activities such as crafts, art, dancing, and of course food! This year’s party will be our 5th annual celebration, and …

25
Jan

Upcoming Adoption Events

Each year MLJ Adoptions hosts adoption events in order to encourage our families to build relationships with one another and with the greater adoption community. We have witnessed the benefits families experience when they are in community with one another.

6
Aug

MLJ Adoptions Hosts 2015 Adoption Picnic

Each year, MLJ Adoptions hosts an Adoption Picnic where we invite clients and their families, prospective adoptive parents, adoption and orphan care advocates, friends and neighbors to gather together. This picnic has become a family favorite event, and one that our staff looks forward to every year as well. We enjoy putting faces with names, catching …

28
Apr

Creating an Adoption Account at a Local Church

For families who are fundraising for their adoption, creating an adoption account through their local church can be beneficial to raising the necessary funds for an adoption process. The benefits of establishing an adoption account are twofold. First, it allows donations given to this account to be tax-deductible.  Second, it also gives the local church the opportunity …

21
Apr

5 Reasons to Attend our Eastern European Adoption Celebration

Since our Bulgarian program opened it has continued to grow and one of my favorite times of the year is when we have our annual Bulgaria event.  Initially started as the Bulgarian Open House, we have transitioned it to be a cultural event to celebrate the heritage of the culture in Eastern Europe.  May Day …

7
Apr

Celebrate Adopting from Eastern Europe With Us!

This year, instead of hosting an Eastern European Adoption Celebration, or our Bulgaria Open House, MLJ Adoptions invites you to celebrate May Day and adopting from Eastern Europe with us! May Day is a historic spring celebration throughout Europe. It is characterized by baskets of flowers given to one’s neighbors, and depending on the country, …

30
Mar

Social Work Professionals Will Receive CEUs for ETC

MLJ Adoptions is pleased to announce that we will be offering Continuing Education Units for those Social Work professionals who attend the Empowered To Connect Simulcast on April 10th and 11th in our downtown offices. NASW (National Association of Social Workers) has approved the event for 11 hours of training. Other accredited organizations (nurses, educators, …

24
Feb

MLJ Hosts Empowered to Connect Live Stream Event

On April 10th and 11th, in partnership with Empowered to Connect, MLJ Adoptions will be livecasting the Empowered to Connect conference occurring in San Antonio, Texas. Our livecast is open to everyone and will take place in Indianapolis, IN. Throughout the training, Dr. Purvis, together with Michael & Amy Monroe, will educate  adoptive and foster …

21
Jan

Join Us to Celebrate Adopting from Africa!

MLJ Adoptions’ Fourth Annual Celebrating Africa Adoption weekend will take place on February 20 and 21. We will have events scheduled for families who have brought home children from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as well as families currently in the adoption process and families interested in learning more about adopting from Africa. Since 2011, …

19
Jan

Transracial Parenting and Culture Class

On Saturday, February 21st at 10:00am, MLJ Adoptions will host a Transracial Parenting seminar and cultural training education for families who wish to parent children from our programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso. Families who are adopting from Haiti through MLJ Adoptions may also attend this training in order to help …

2
Nov

Eastern European Adoption Celebration is a Success!

Last weekend, MLJ Adoptions sponsored the fourth annual Eastern European Adoption Day (formerly known as the Bulgaria Open House) and we are thrilled to report that it was a great success!  Many prospective adoptive families attended our initial information session. Families in process of gathering their documents, families who are waiting on their referral, as …

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