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 MLJ!

Proven Success

MLJ Adoptions has had the privilege of placing over eighty children from Bulgaria since 2010! There have been a combination of sibling groups, single children, older children, children under the age of two years old, and waiting children placed in MLJ families. No matter the age of the child you’re hoping to adopt, MLJ Adoptions can assist your family with an adoption from Bulgaria.

In 2017, MLJ Adoptions completed 30% of the adoptions from Bulgaria to American families!

Shorter Wait Times

Not only has MLJ Adoption completed a large percentage of the adoptions from Bulgaria, but we’ve also seen shorter wait times for families. Other agencies quote families 3-5 years for an adoption from Bulgaria. Because of the openness and education of MLJ Adoptions’ families, the Ministry of Justice in Bulgaria looks favorably on our families, which leads to shorter wait times.

In the last three years, 11 MLJ families were matched with sibling groups. They waited an average of 14 months from dossier submission to referral. Families open to a sibling group of three children have historically waited 12 months or less to be matched with children.

In the last three years, 22 MLJ families were matched with a single child. They waited an average of just under 22 months from dossier submission to referral.

MLJ Adoptions also partners with Vesta, a non-governmental entity in Bulgaria. Vesta does an phenomenal job advocating for MLJ families to be matched with children, and for waiting children to find families in America.

Community of Families

Because MLJ Adoptions has been a part of so many adoptions from Bulgaria, our families have formed a tight knit community of support. Our families who have pursued adoptions from Bulgaria share ideas about incorporating birth culture, parenting and other adoption related topics with one another, drawing on each other’s creativity and commitment to their children.

So many of families who have completed adoptions from Bulgaria have shared their Adoption Stories on our website. They are also willing to share about their experience with you.

For more information on adopting from Bulgaria, contact us.

Caitlin Snyder works as the Director of Marketing and Outreach for MLJ Adoptions. Working in international adoption has given Caitlin the unique opportunity to pursue both a passion to advocate on behalf of vulnerable people and a profession at the same time.