Category - MLJ Adoptions

16
Jul

Meet Brittany!

Name: Brittany Smith Title at MLJ: Home Study Assistant What do you actually do with MLJ? I help families complete the Home study process and the Post Adoption Reports after their adoption is complete. I also help the Support Services department in walking alongside families through their adoption process. What is your favorite part about what you do ...
15
Jul

My Advice to Adoptive Families

International Program Director, Lydia Tarr, has personally adopted four children from Ukraine and professionally she has assisted in placing over 200 children. Focus on getting ready for your child, instead of on which day they will arrive. Children who have come from a background of trauma, neglect or abuse will oftentimes require a different approach ...
8
Jul

Community Will Answer Questions at Adoption 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. ...
2
Jul

Meet Adriana!

Name: Adriana Tebbe Title at MLJ: Coordinator for Latin American Adoptions What do you actually do with MLJ? I help families through the dossier process and answer all questions they may have. I deal directly with our lawyers in the chosen country and gather any needed information from them for families. What is your favorite part about what ...
22
Jun

MLJ Adoptions Receives Referral from Haiti!

MLJ Adoptions is thrilled to announce that one of our families adopting from Haiti received their referral this week of a two year old boy!  For adoptive parents, waiting for a potential match is one of the hardest aspects of international adoption.  MLJ Adoptions happily celebrates with this family and looks forward to walking along ...
19
Jun

Photo of the Week

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! We are beyond thankful for all of our brave adoptive dads! If you would like your child, or your family, to be featured as our Photo of the Week, please email info@mljadoptions.com.
15
Jun

Top Five Reasons Adoptive Dads are Superheroes

Father’s Day is this Sunday and we wanted to recognize all of our adoptive fathers. Often the international adoption process is driven by mothers and fathers take a backseat. But their role in the process is essential to producing adoption success stories. Here are five reasons we think adoptive dads are superheroes. International adoption is ...
12
Jun

Photo of the Week

We love when we have visitors stop by the office. These Nicaraguan cuties visited last week! If you’re interested in learning more about adopting from Latin America, we are hosting a Latin America Adoption Information Session on July 18th. Check out our website for more information. If you want your children to be featured as ...
22
May

Photo of the Week

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! We are thankful to all those who have served our country. If you would like your child to be featured as Photo of the Week, please email info@mljadoptions.com.
20
Apr

More Than Numbers

Each year the United States Department of State creates and posts an annual report providing international adoption statistics from the prior Fiscal Year (FY). The FY reporting period for this year’s report is October 2013 – September 2014. You are welcome to view this report here. The report tracks the number of U.S. immigrant visas ...
15
Apr

Do You Want to Make a Difference for Children in Need?

We need your help. Since its inception in 2008, MLJ Adoptions has placed over 250 children in loving, permanent homes. That’s over 250 children who are no longer languishing in institutions, but instead, thriving with loving families. With programs in nine countries, the operations of MLJ Adoptions are complex and require a diverse set of leaders with a ...
26
Mar

MLJ Adoptions is Hiring!

MLJ Adoptions is seeking a stellar candidate for a newly-created part-time Administrative Assistant position. The ideal candidate for this position has at least three years of administrative experience including answering and transferring phone calls, managing calendars, making travel arrangements and is highly proficient with Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Word, and preferably Excel. The candidate ...
17
Mar

Recent Changes in the Law Affect Adoption Services

Recent changes in the law with regard to international adoptions limit an attorneys’ ability to assist clients in completing their international adoption independently. Prospective adoptive parents must now work with a primary provider who provides adoption services. The Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA) entered into force on July 14, 2014.  Its purpose is to extend ...
12
Feb

Family Night Fun

It’s that time of the year where we begin to wonder if the sun will ever shine again. The kids are back in school and evenings consist of homework and kids saying, “Mom I’m bored.” Or you have to keep repeating, “We are not playing video games tonight, you did that last night.” I remember ...
15
Jan

The Importance of Adoption Stories

Everyone loves a good story. Great stories tell of grand adventures, lives well lived and incredible obstacles overcome. They remind us of the extraordinary right in the midst of our ordinary lives. Good stories invite us to live our own lives with more intentionality and gratefulness, and they challenge us to look beyond our present ...
6
Jan

Engaged Education

Starting in January and going through March, each family that becomes an MLJ Adoptions’ client by making a first payment, will receive a free copy of The Connected Child. MLJ Adoptions is committed to supporting parents before, during and after adoption. One of the ways we work to do so is by preparing families as ...
31
Dec

Celebrating 2014

MLJ Adoptions has had a wonderful year in many ways and it has also been a difficult year for many of our families who had adopted from or are in the process of adopting from the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have much work to do in the coming year to bring children in need ...
18
Dec

A Family for Every Child at the Holidays

When MLJ Adoptions first opened its Congo program, I traveled to Congo and, during a visit to a Congolese orphanage, I was told by the orphanage director that the one thing that all orphaned children hope and wish for is a family. At the time I thought, “What a sad and profound statement.” Recently, I ...
17
Oct

Adoption Photo of the Week

Are you interested in adopting from Samoa? MLJ is opening 5 spots in our program! Interested, email info@mljadoptions.com If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Adoption Photo of the Week, please email Lauren.
9
Oct

What is The Global Orphan Foundation?

Michele Jackson founded the Global Orphan Foundation in 2007. After traveling the globe witnessing the plight of orphaned and vulnerable children, and placing hundreds of orphaned children from around the world in permanent homes, Michele sought to create an avenue that would serve the adopting family, advocate on behalf of the children who remain, and respond ...
3
Oct

Adoption Photo of the Week

Don’t you miss the days when you could have fun drawing in the dirt!? This cutie’s got the right idea! If you would like to be featured in an upcoming Adoption Photo of the Week, please email Lauren.
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