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May

DON’T WAIT TO CONTACT ADOPTION PROFESSIONALS FOR HELP!

This seems like good advice…….Right? Yet so many adoptive families simply do not do this. We understand……… Maybe you just want to try to solve the problems on your own.  Maybe you are embarrassed to tell others that t...
15
May

One Million Words

I recently read an article by Psychcentral which stated that “Young children who are reading five books a day from birth will begin kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read ...
15
Apr

APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

It is that time of year again…National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Not only this month but throughout the year, MLJ Adoptions International, Inc. encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making...
1
Apr

BULGARIA MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR ADOPTION

In early 2018, Vesta, one of MLJ’s partner agencies in Bulgaria, asked for our assistance to suggest potential curricula for a working group in which they were participating. The group of Accredited agencies in Bulgar...
25
Mar

ORPHANAGE CARE IN BULGARIA: A TWO-PART BLOG

PART 1: CHANGES TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN EUROPE In Bulgaria as with other European Union countries, there is a movement which has been funded by the European Union’s Structural and investment Fun...
18
Mar

National Social Worker Month!

HOORAY FOR OUR SOCIAL WORKERS !!!   National Professional Social Worker month, celebrated each March since proclaimed by the White House in 1984, is designed to spotlight the im...
20
Feb

Grocery Store Chaos and How to Avoid it

I recently stopped at the grocery store on my way home from work as apparently so many other locals decided to do as well. The warnings of a polar vortex coming our way sent the masses to “hunt and gather” for the rem...
4
Feb

The Importance of Telling Your Child “I Love You”

“The best advice I could give any parent would be to never pass up a chance to tell your kids that you love them. Touch them, cuddle and hug them often. Never part without saying ‘I love you.’”
28
Jan

Information on the 2018 Adoption Tax Credit

First and foremost, MLJ Adoptions International is not a qualified tax preparer and cannot provide you with advice for filing your taxes. We suggest you contact a tax professional.   However, we can ...
23
Jan

ENTERING YOUR ADOPTION JOURNEY AWARE AND INVOLVED

Some prospective parents enter the adoption process with very definite ideas about the child they want to adopt.  When they first call or email, they provide very specific information on the child they want and ask wh...
16
Jan

Taking Care of You

The adoption journey is not an easy one. Is it exciting? Yes. Is it focused on love? Yes. Is it joyful? Yes. Is it stress-free and relaxed? No. As an adoptive parent-in-waiting, you will experience a myriad of emotion...
27
Dec

The Importance of Teamwork in Adoption

The international adoption process is hard---mountains of paperwork, hours of education, home studies that delve into the depths of your personal life, extended waiting periods for that child referral, occasional dela...
11
Dec

ADJUSTMENT IS A NORMAL PROCESS

I took my 10-month-old grandson, George, to get his first new shoes this past weekend.  He is just beginning to try to walk and I wanted to be sure he had good shoes that provided all the support he needs.  He normall...
20
Nov

IT’S NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH!

Perhaps you have seen the Facebook posts of friends and family celebrating the pictures of their adopted children.  Maybe you attended an Orphan Sunday event at your church to educate and inform yourself about adoptio...
20
Aug

What Are Some Specific Ways to Prepare a Child for School?

There are so many ways to prepare your child to head back ...
28
Jul

Unspoken Gratitude

I recently had the wonderful opportunity of seeing the 1947 holiday film...
23
Jul

Resources for Families Considering International Adoption

Many families begin scrambling for adoption resources...
14
May

Traveling to Ukraine

Recently, I was fortunate enough to travel to Ukraine ...
7
May

Protecting Adoptive Children’s Privacy While Fundraising

I recently saw a picture of a young child...
11
Apr

I’m Visiting Ukraine – What Should I Eat?

Ukrainian Proverb: Eat good food, sleep well ...
26
Mar

Raising Your Child to Embrace Multiculturalism

Appreciating, understanding and thriving in our mult...
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