Blog

27
Dec

Celebrating 2017! – An MLJ Adoptions Update

This year has been a whirlwind for MLJ Adoptions! It’s both a privilege and a responsibility to be able to advocate for our world’s most vulnerable children. Each and every day our team is thankful we are invited to play a role in caring for unparented children in Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, ...
22
Dec

Photo of the Week

                                We wish you the happiest of holidays! Enjoy your favorite holiday traditions, and spend some time with the people you love the most! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email ...
20
Dec

Adopting from Ukraine – A 2017 Update!

This past year started with another round of Ukraine Winter Hosting! MLJ Adoptions loved having the opportunity to introduce children who have been orphaned in Ukraine to families in the United States for several weeks during the winter and summer. Several families decided to move forward with adopting from Ukraine after participating in hosting! In ...
18
Dec

Post Adoption Services are for Everyone

Let’s face it, the adoption journey can be hard! Really hard. It can be stressful, confusing, frustrating, and expensive. During this process, you have family and friends rallying around you, other adoptive parents encouraging you, and your adoption agency staff supporting you. Their help and guidance make the difference. Then, your precious child comes home. ...
15
Dec

Photo of the Week

                        They call it “the most wonderful time of the year” for a reason! Get out there and enjoy it! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.  
11
Dec

Adoption from Burkina Faso- A 2017 Spotlight!

When we started working in Burkina Faso in 2014, we never could have predicted the success we would witness three years later! Thus far in our program, we’ve seen six children, ages one to fourteen years old, matched with their forever families. This year, MLJ Adoptions received four referrals for single children ranging in age ...
8
Dec

Photo of the Week

                                We hope your weekend is filled with your favorite holiday preparations! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
6
Dec

Adopting from Bulgaria- A 2017 Spotlight!

What a joy to see our Bulgaria program continue to thrive! This year, 19 children from Bulgaria were matched with MLJ families! The children ranged in age from one-year-old twin sisters to a fifteen-year-old boy. This year, MLJ Adoptions received nine referrals for single children, all three years old and under! We had two families ...
4
Dec

Self-Soothing Behaviors

In orphanages or foster care, many children learn self-soothing behaviors such as rocking, head banging, or sucking their thumbs to comfort themselves. These behaviors are learned due to neglect, limited social interaction, and a lack of loving caregivers who consistently meet their needs. When raised in these environments, children learn how to take care of ...
27
Nov

Photo of the Week

                      We hope your family is enjoying a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving break! This year, and every year, we’re so thankful for all of you! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
22
Nov

Preparing for Fifteen Days in Burkina Faso

MLJ Adoptions’ Burkina Faso program has been growing in leaps and bounds! For families hoping to adopt from Africa, Burkina Faso is a great option. Burkina Faso is signatory to The Hague Adoption Convention and as such, provides an ethical and transparent adoption process. MLJ Adoptions anticipates the second adopted child to travel home before ...
15
Nov

Support Vulnerable Children in Burkina Faso!

We at MLJ are excited that a second family is nearing completion of their adoption process in Burkina Faso! Our Burkina Faso program has exceeded our expectations with regards to transparency, ethical practices, practices for caring for children in need and waiting timelines for prospective adoptive parents.  To date, three additional families have been matched ...
13
Nov

Helping Your Child with Self-Hurting Behaviors

Self-hurting in children is often seen as a coping mechanism when difficult feelings arise. Some of these difficult feelings that your child may be unable to express can include but are not limited to: guilt, sadness, anxiety, frustration, low self-worth, and self-blame. When a child goes through a life-changing transition like adoption, they may not ...
10
Nov

Photo of the Week

                        We hope your weekend is full of smiles with the people you love the most! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
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