Category - MLJ Adoptions

14
Dec

Photo of the Week!

  Who is ready to be relaxing for the holidays like this little guy??? If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
13
Dec

Christmas Traditions in Africa!

Christmas Traditions around the World! African Countries It’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays make it a perfect time to spend with loved ones and take part in family traditions. MLJ Adoptions likes to encourage families to incorporate other countries traditions to help their adopted children feel more at home. When ...
11
Dec

ADJUSTMENT IS A NORMAL PROCESS

I took my 10-month-old grandson, George, to get his first new shoes this past weekend.  He is just beginning to try to walk and I wanted to be sure he had good shoes that provided all the support he needs.  He normally easily accepts going to new places and he enjoys seeing other children, but ...
7
Dec

Photo of the Week!

  This 7 year old cutie has been home from Bulgaria for four years now. In the beginning, the parents were informed that he may never walk independently, but look at him go! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
6
Dec

Christmas Traditions in the Island Countries We Serve!

Christmas Traditions around the World! Island Countries Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way! Christmas is almost here! During the holidays, it is the best time to spend with family and engage in traditions. Here at MLJ, we always encourage families bring in other countries traditions and incorporate them into their own. This helps ...
4
Dec

The Kennedy Family

During the summer of 2007 my husband and I met a little girl who was being hosted by the Kidsave Summer Miracles program. Before I even knew she was being hosted, before I even knew she was an orphan, God clearly told me she was my daughter. Not only that, He told me she was ...
30
Nov

Photo of the Week!

Is Santa here yet? If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
27
Nov

Meet Katelyn Smith!

Hello MLJ families! As some of you know, my name is Katelyn Smith and I have recently joined the staff here at MLJ Adoptions. I was previously working as an intern with the Bulgaria and Ukraine programs. I had the privilege of working under Lydia Tarr, who recently stepped down to pursue her career in ...
23
Nov

Photo of the Week

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! Now, who’s ready for Christmas? If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
20
Nov

IT’S NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH!

Perhaps you have seen the Facebook posts of friends and family celebrating the pictures of their adopted children.  Maybe you attended an Orphan Sunday event at your church to educate and inform yourself about adoption options and supportive services you can engage in for orphans without families. You may have read proclamations or letters from ...
16
Nov

Photo of the Week

Look at these beautiful smiling faces! Did you know it’s National Adoption Month? If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoption.com Photo Credit: Brianna McCarthy Photography
13
Nov

Instant Family Hopes to Shed Light on the Need for Adoption

I have admitted before and will admit it again, I am a celebrity junkie!  One of my favorite actors is Mark Wahlberg who is starring in a new movie being released during National Adoption month on November 15, 2018 titled Instant Family.  I could not be more excited to see one of my favorite stars ...
9
Nov

Photo of the Week

Founder and Board Chairman with her husband and their precious one year old little girl adopted from Nicaragua, this was taken at her one year birthday party. If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
22
Oct

Meet Natalie!

Name: Natalie Zickmund Title at MLJ: Intern What do you actually DO with MLJ? I am a senior majoring in Social Work at IUPUI and am completing my practicum at MLJ. I am on track to graduate in May of 2019! What is your favorite part about what you do with MLJ? My favorite part ...
8
Oct

Being in the Minority the Majority of the Time

For two years, I lived in Guatemala with my family while my parents did missionary work. Living in a foreign country was the single best experience of my young life. The lessons that I learned and the experiences that it gave me are memories that I would not change for the world. Living in Guatemala ...
17
Sep

Meet AJ!

Name: AJ Bergstedt Title at MLJ: Intern/Student What do you actually DO with MLJ? I have had the pleasure of learning the ins and outs of writing/updating home studies, researching resources for families when they receive their referral, learning the process and details behind adoption, and so much more. As a student at IUPUI I ...
9
Aug

What I’ve Learned as an Intern at MLJ Adoptions!

When I was looking for a placement for my internship, I knew I wanted to join an agency that worked in adoption.  As I researched local agencies in the Indianapolis area, MLJ immediately caught my eye.  I read about the work that they did and the lives that they impacted, I knew that I wanted ...
2
Jul

Lessons From The Past Ten Years

In June, MLJ celebrated its tenth-year anniversary! Personally, being with the agency since its inception, I have worked in the field a bit longer. Anniversaries are a time for reflection and a time to contemplate the road you have traveled, what you have experienced, learned and how these experiences have affected you. Over the last ...
25
Jun

My Lessons Learned About International Adoption

During my time here at MLJ Adoptions I’ve grown significantly both professionally and personally. I’ve learned more than I can put into words or fit into one blog, but I do want to highlight a few of the most important lessons I have learned. Trauma All children who join their family through adoption have experienced some ...
13
Jun

What I Have Learned About International Adoption

Chances are, you are reading this because you are somehow connected to the international adoption community. You have adopted, are in the process, or are thinking about it; or you are a family member or friend of someone who has adopted. This means you probably know far more about international adoption than I did when ...
11
Jun

Explaining Domestic, Foster Care and International Adoption

There are many options for building your family, including domestic, foster care and international adoption.
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