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27
Oct

Photo of the Week

                                                    We hope you’re ready to get dressed in your Halloween best! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
25
Oct

Changes in International Adoption from Nicaragua

MLJ Adoptions is celebrating some exciting movement in the past couple months in regards in adoption from Nicaragua! This year, three children have been matched with waiting families; all three children were under the age of three, but did have additional medical needs. Mi Familia, the adoption entity in Nicaragua, has indicated that their focus ...
23
Oct

Car Seat Troubles

“Don’t unbuckle your seatbelt!” “Stay in your car seat!” “Stop screaming, Mommy is trying to drive!” Do these sound familiar? It’s a parent’s worst nightmare to be driving down the road while their child is screaming and/or climbing out of their car seat. Children who have been adopted from another country have often spent a ...
16
Oct

Alternatives to Traditional Discipline

Traditional parenting techniques are not always effective when parenting a child with a history of trauma. Traditional parenting techniques include time-outs, behavior charts and removing privileges due to poor behavior. Sending a child away to a corner or to their room can cause them to feel rejected, afraid, unworthy, unlovable and alone. Before your child joined ...
11
Oct

Adopting from Bulgaria: An October Update

Over two hundred children joined U.S. families last year from Bulgaria! It’s an increase in placements from 2015 when about 180 children joined forever families from Bulgaria. This increased number of placements demonstrates that Bulgaria is thriving adoption program! As the number of international adoptions is on the decline, more children each year from Bulgaria ...
9
Oct

MLJ Adoptions’ Third Quarter Update

The leaves have started turning colors and falling to the ground, signaling that fall is here! At least in Indiana. The end of September also signifies the end of another quarter, and a time to share updates in our country programs. We have so much to be thankful for! Bulgaria Since the end of June, ...
27
Sep

Traveling to Nicaragua: How to Prepare

During spring break, I had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua for a week! This gave me useful firsthand experience with traveling to a Latin American country, since two of our adoption programs work in Mexico and Nicaragua. Because I am a planner and stress about packing, I read blogs, travel guides and talked to other people ...
18
Sep

Families Needed to Adopt from Haiti!

Following Haiti’s violent earthquake in January 2010, a massive outpouring followed of prospective adoptive families reaching out to adoption agencies seeking information on how to help by adopting Haiti’s orphaned children. The phone calls were non-stop, and the switchboards could not handle the numbers of calls coming in. So many families wanted to adopt from ...
15
Sep

Photo of the Week

Our annual Adoption Celebration Picnic is this Sunday at 1PM in Noblesville’s Forest Park! Stop by and see why this is one of our favorite events of the year! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
1
Sep

Photo of the Week

Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month? Celebrate by heading to your local library and picking up some books for the long weekend! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
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