Category - MLJ Adoptions

24
Feb

Primary Provider Successes to Celebrate!

MLJ Adoptions is excited to celebrate success as a primary provider! As an agency, we love it when families finalize their processes and bring their adopted children to the United States! While the process may be long and arduous at times, filled with unending stacks of paperwork, appointments and requirements, it is always rewarding when ...
8
Feb

What are Primary Provider Services?

The implementation of the Universal Accreditation Act (UAA) which requires all adoptive parents to utilize the services of a primary provider. It is important to partner with a primary provider before pursuing your adoption to ensure that parts of your adoption will not need to be re-done.
18
Jan

Do You Need A Home Study in Indiana?

If you discover that you need a home study completed in Indiana, MLJ Adoptions International can help you! We are an Indiana Licensed Child Placing Agency and are accredited by the Council on Accreditation to complete Hague accredited home studies. Our staff of experienced social workers and trained adoption professionals is prepared and able to ...
4
Jan

MLJ Provides China Home Study for Indiana Residents

Even as the landscape of international adoption changes from year to year, one thing remains the same – more American families adopt from China than any other country in the world. In 2013, American families adopted 2.306 children from China. The second most popular country for American families to adopt from was Ethiopia, but in ...
18
Dec

Photo of the Week

We’re dreaming of a White Christmas! How about you? If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, please email info@mljadoptions.com.
23
Sep

What is an Apostille?

If you are pursuing an international adoption for a Hague Convention country, you have no doubt heard the word “apostille”. An apostille is simply a form of authentication applied to documents for use overseas by the competent authority in the state where it was issued, usually your Secretary of State’s office. It is required for ...
16
Sep

Welcome to National Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends on October 15. The anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries takes place during this month. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate their independence on September 15th. Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence on September 16th, 18th and 21st, respectively. Also ...
4
Sep

Photo of the Week

He’s on his way to becoming a soccer star! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, please email info@mljadoptions.com.
3
Aug

MLJ Successfully Completes First Primary Provider Case

MLJ Adoptions has successfully finalized its first adoption from Bangladesh! Working as our family’s primary provider, we successfully completed their adoption process and obtained the visa allowing the children to immigrate to the United States from Bangladesh. This adoptive family is now united and ecstatic to begin family life in the United States! Because of the ...
23
Jul

#Share4Adoption 2015

I came across a really cool picture on my friends Facebook page, my friend’s hand making half a heart connected to a Wendy’s cup with the other half of the heart. I kept on scrolling, like many of us do when on social media. Then this morning I was playing around on Pinterest and started ...
22
Jul

Visit Prompts Sharing of Adoptive Children’s History

An adoptive parent stopped by our offices for a visit with her two adopted children. One child was adopted several years ago from Eastern Europe, the second was adopted from Africa. It always makes my day to see firsthand the benefits of adoption to our children and families. Over the years in working in adoption, ...
20
Jul

Meet Anastasia!

Name: Anastasia Huffman Title at MLJ: Administrative Assistant What do you actually DO with MLJ?  I am a utility player- I help out where ever I am needed, which includes organization and filing duties. What is your favorite part about what you do with MLJ? Being a part of the bigger picture- even if it is just organizing files ...
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.
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