Blog

10
Aug

Photo of the Week

We’re getting ready for our annual adoption picnic on September 16th! Have you RSVPed yet? You can RSVP here: https://securebws.net/care-mljadoptions/CalendarEvent.aspx… If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email caitlin@mljadoptions.com.
28
Jul

Unspoken Gratitude

I recently had the wonderful opportunity of seeing the 1947 holiday film Miracle on 34th Street at a local “retro” theatre. Finally, I got to see one of my favorite Christmas movies on the big screen. Yes, it was in glorious black and white! The author, Valentine Davis, got the idea for the story while struggling ...
27
Jul

Photo of the Week

This Bulgarian beauty celebrated her first 4th of July as an American this summer! Isn’t she the cutest?   If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
23
Jul

Resources for Families Considering International Adoption

Many families begin scrambling for adoption resources as soon as they make the commitment to pursue an adoption. They begin asking questions of their friends, family, adoption agency, and other adoptive families. They begin researching over the internet or in local libraries for information on processes, countries, child behaviors, USCIS requirements for immigration, and grants. ...
18
Jul

2018 Annual Adoption Picnic!

Each year, MLJ Adoptions hosts an annual picnic! The picnic is open to all MLJ Families – past and present, prospective adoptive families, adoption advocates and friends of adoption. All families, no matter where they are in the adoption process are welcome to join us for an afternoon of fun and food! This year’s picnic ...
16
Jul

From Hosting to Adoption: Consider our Ukraine Program!

Ukraine has long been a popular country to allow the hosting of children who have been orphaned. Children participating in the hosting program range in ages from 6 to 16. Hosting can offer many families, as well as the hosted child,  an opportunity of a lifetime! Children hosted from Ukraine reside in orphanages, so hosting ...
9
Jul

How Families Can Spend Their Time in Peru!

Families who choose to adopt a child from Peru are required to travel to Peru and stay in country for five to eight weeks to complete their adoption process. Travel happens approximately three months after the family is matched with a child. One parent can return home after approximately two to three weeks. This time ...
5
Jul

Self-Care in Adoption

Adoption is a stressful process. On the surface, it is portrayed as an act of altruism and a way to expand your family, it is also seen by many as a helping hand for children in need of forever families. There’s no doubt that all these statements are true, but what about all the arduous ...
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 ...
27
Jun

Adopting from Bulgaria: More than Special Needs

Adopting from Bulgaria has grown in popularity over the past several years. MLJ Adoptions’ Bulgaria adoption program has abundantly flourished in recent years! We have had the pleasure of completing nearly 40 international adoptions from Bulgaria in the past three years alone. One reason we have been able to place so many vulnerable children with ...
22
Jun

Photo of the Week

It’s HOT outside because it’s summer! We hope you find time to cool off and rest this weekend… maybe even in a fountain!   If you would like your child featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
18
Jun

Update: Special Needs Adoption from Burkina Faso

Several times a year, MLJ Adoptions receives a list of children in Burkina Faso currently waiting to be adopted by families. This list is made available to the families in our Burkina Faso program, specifically those with dossiers already in country. While Burkina Faso does have healthy children under the age of six years old ...
15
Jun

Photo of the Week

It’s a special weekend! We are thankful for all the amazing dad’s out there parenting children who joined their families biologically or through adoption!   If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email info@mljadoptions.com.
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 ...
Page 2 of 83