Blog

9
Nov

Photo of the Week

Founder and Board Chairman with her husband and their precious one year old little girl adopted from Nicaragua, this was taken at her one year birthday party. If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
8
Nov

Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness month! In celebration of National Adoption Awareness, MLJ Adoptions International is offering a $500 grant to any family who becomes an MLJ client family by the end of November. National Adoption Awareness month helps us shed light on the need for forever families that are needed for the children in ...
22
Oct

Meet Natalie!

Name: Natalie Zickmund Title at MLJ: Intern What do you actually DO with MLJ? I am a senior majoring in Social Work at IUPUI and am completing my practicum at MLJ. I am on track to graduate in May of 2019! What is your favorite part about what you do with MLJ? My favorite part ...
28
Sep

Photo of the Week

This Bulgarian cutie joined his family recently! We cannot wait to see the ways that being part of a forever family changes him.   If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email caitlin@mljadoptions.com.
27
Sep

Journaling as a Tool in Healing

The other day my daughter announced that she was “doing her own therapy.” When I asked her what this meant she said that she was journaling and writing down her feelings. I’ll admit that this made my social worker heart proud. At the top of her page she wrote her own journal prompt and asked ...
17
Sep

Meet AJ!

Name: AJ Bergstedt Title at MLJ: Intern/Student What do you actually DO with MLJ? I have had the pleasure of learning the ins and outs of writing/updating home studies, researching resources for families when they receive their referral, learning the process and details behind adoption, and so much more. As a student at IUPUI I ...
31
Aug

Photo of the Week

There’s only two weeks until our annual adoption picnic. We love seeing the relationships formed each year! Will your family be joining us this year? Make sure to RSVP!   If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email caitlin@mljadoptions.com.
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 ...
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