Blog

18
Sep

Walt Disney and Adoption

With summer coming just around the corner, you may be wanting to plan a vacation with your family. Perhaps you are thinking about somewhere with a beach, an amusement park, or even Disney World- a place filled with endless joy and happiness, especially for the young kiddos. We can trace this Disney World back to ...
17
Sep

Happy Independence Day Bulgaria!

MLJ Adoptions International’s largest program is the Bulgaria program. We love this country and the Bulgarian people.  Bulgarian’s take pride in their home and their country’s independence.  It is rich in culture and traditions that we love to learn more about and honor as best we can.  History The first celebration of Bulgarian Independence occurred ...
9
Sep

Legislation to Make Adoption Affordable

Adoption, whether international or domestic can be a struggle for our bank accounts. There are so many third parties and documentation that is required to be completed for an adoption, as well as other factors, which drives up the cost of adoption. In an effort to assist adoptive families, there are three senators that are ...
4
Sep

Not Love at First Sight

Once matched with a child through international adoption many parents look at the pictures and comb through the information about their referred child (often for months), dreaming about the day they will finally meet and become this child’s mom or dad. Parents often even convince themselves through a single photo that they already love this ...
3
Sep

MLJ Welcomes New Social Services Director

Debbie Jasper joined MLJ Adoptions International in July of 2019 as the new Director of Social Services.  Debbie received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University with a major in social work and later completed her graduate degree at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis where she earned a master’s degree in Social Work.  Debbie ...
29
Aug

USING THE IEP PROCESS TO HELP YOUR ADOPTED CHILD NAVIGATE SCHOOL PROBLEMS

With students beginning to again start another school year, some parents may already be dreading the potential behavioral and academic problems their child is likely to face in the classroom. Getting notes from the teacher describing their child as “defiant”, “oppositional” or “behaving poorly” are nothing any parent wants to receive. Being told their child ...
21
Aug

Emma Thompson’s International Adoption

Emma Thompson is a British actress, screenwriter, activist and two-time Oscar winner. She is known for her role in Harry Potter films as Sybill Trelawney and stars in the movie Nanny McPhee. What you may not know is that she has also adopted internationally. Emma and her husband, Greg Wise, adopted a sixteen year-old orphan ...
7
Aug

How Your Adoption Process Will Look

Do you have an interest in international adoption and are not sure where to start? MLJ Adoptions can assist you! Each adoption will be different, but we can give you a general timeline of the process and procedures you will experience. International adoption can be a lengthy process, but we are here to assist you ...
29
Jul

Hoda Kotb’s Adoption Story

Most people know Hoda Kotb as a television journalist.  She is a woman who has focused her career on sharing the stories of others and giving them a voice.  She was born in 1964 in Oklahoma to Egyptian immigrant parents, who moved to the U.S. to further their education.  Kotb pursued journalism in college and ...
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