Blog

21
Mar

Changes in Adoption from Ukraine

Adoption in Ukraine has changed over the past few years. Since the implementation of the Universal Accreditation Act, independent adoptions from Ukraine are no longer possible. Families wanting to adopt a Ukrainian child will need to choose an agency to partner with. Many families who have hosted a child from Ukraine, or are open to a ...
19
Mar

MLJ Completed 30% of Adoptions from Bulgaria in 2017!

Choosing an adoption agency isn’t an easy task! Location, references, country programs and success can all go into picking the agency you choose to partner with on your international adoption journey. If your family has decided to adopt from Bulgaria, you have many options for an adoption agency, but there are several reasons to choose ...
14
Mar

MLJ Offers Primary Provider Services!

In 2016, MLJ Adoptions proudly assisted adoptive families to help bring children into their families from twenty-three different countries across the globe!  In addition to our full country programs that we are currently inviting families into (Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Haiti, Ukraine, and Nicaragua), MLJ Adoptions also continues to provide Primary Provider services in many other ...
7
Mar

An MLJ Advocacy Update!

Advocacy has been part of international adoption since its inception! It is vital to nearly every important issue related to children and child welfare. In large part, the reason for it’s importance in these areas is because children, and especially children without families, require advocates to speak when they cannot. Adult decision makers, like our ...
28
Feb

Let’s Celebrate Baba Marta Day!

If you travel to Bulgaria in early spring, you might be surprised to see something in the trees around you. Strands of red and white thread, bracelets, and maybe even dolls will be tied to tree branches in Bulgaria- sometimes there will be so many bracelets that you can barely see the tree beneath them! ...
14
Feb

A Spotlight on Adoption from Bulgaria!

The number of international adoptions has continued to dramatically decline over the past few years. Thousands of children are living their lives in orphanages in countries around the world, not necessarily due to the lack of desire to adopt them, but because of bureaucratic red tape caused by government. Many countries such as Ethiopia and ...
12
Feb

What do Special Needs Look Like in Peru?

In 2017, MLJ Adoptions began working to find families for unparented children in Peru! Most families who enter into our Peru program will end up being matched with a child off of a Special Needs List, which is published monthly. We received our first Special Needs List in January! A majority of the children in ...
7
Feb

URGENT! Make Your Voice Heard!

Have you ever wished international adoption was easier? Us, too. Well, it’s about to get even harder and even more expensive. Starting on February 15th, a new accrediting entity will be overseeing and monitoring international adoption agencies. This new accrediting entity, Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME), appointed by the U.S. State Department, will ...
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