Category - Hosting


MLJ Adoptions’ Ukraine Hosting Program Makes a Difference

Today we are happy to welcome a guest post from Annie, a teenager thriving in her adoptive home. She’d love to help other children experience the joy of a loving home this holiday season. MLJ Adoptions still has several openings for our Winter Hosting Program. Dear Advocates for Children in Need, To put this letter ...

What Can We Do to Prepare for our Host Child’s Arrival?

When preparing to host a child from another country there are more ways to prepare than simply getting your host child’s room ready. Here are some other ways to prepare your home and family in advance for orphan hosting. Educate yourself. Pay close attention to the host parent training material, take notes and highlight important ...

Anya’s Story

Anya participated in MLJ Adoptions’ Ukraine Hosting Program in 2006. She and her siblings were adopted by her host family. Anya shares about her hosting experience and how her life has changed since being welcomed into her forever family. I was 12 years old when I came to America, I was just about to begin ...

Hosting: What Do the Children Eat?

This is an important question to ask when contemplating hosting a child because you want them to have  a good experience while they are visiting with your family. Although most children from other countries do well with a change in their normal diets, some children may sensitive to this, and it may allow them to ...

What Did Hosting Mean to You?

As you may know, the Ukraine hosting program is very close to my heart, as the program is what brought three of my seven children into our family. My children had very positive experiences during hosting and remember their first time with our family fondly. It allowed for an opportunity to see what life is ...

Hosting: Do I Have to Complete a Home Study?

When you decide to host, you will not have to have a full home study which is required for adoption. You will, however, have to complete a Host Home Safety Review. This is similar to a home study but is more abbreviated and not quite as comprehensive. It is important to have a Safety Review ...

Orphan Hosting Families Needed for Holiday Season

MLJ Adoptions is thrilled to announce that we will be offering a Hosting Program and bringing a group of Ukrainian children to the Indianapolis area in December! We started the orphan hosting program in 2007 and have brought over 150 children to Indiana and surrounding areas, which resulted in over 130 children finding their forever ...

MLJ Adoptions to Offer Ukraine Hosting Program

Could hosting an orphan from Ukraine in your home over the winter holidays be right for your family? MLJ Adoptions is organizing a Ukraine hosting program during the winter break and is currently seeking 8-10 host families who may be interested in participating. The dates haven’t been finalized but typically the children will come for a ...
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