Join Us For A Samoan Luau!


We are excited to announce that on Sunday, June 23rd we will be hosting a Samoan Luau! This is a fun and easy opportunity for families to connect with other families who have adopted or will be adopting from Samoa, to stay active in the adoption network, and to learn more about the Samoan culture. We invite you to bring the whole family and help us celebrate Samoa!


When: Sunday, June 23rd

Where: MLJ Adoptions

617 E. North Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Time: 2:00 -5:00


Food: MLJ will provide drinks and snacks. Please feel free to bring a snack to share. Families are also volunteering to attempt traditional, native dishes for taste testing. Margie Snyder is organizing these dishes and putting together recipe cards to take home. Please email to connect you with Margie if you would like to volunteer to prepare a Samoan dish to share.



    • Photographer and photo station to provide digital family photo keepsakes for all attendees.
    • Fire dancer Molly Wyldfyre
    • Hand drawn temporary Tatau and other designs.
    • Rugby drills with Indiana Ruby.
    • Siapo bark and Lei crafts. We are in need of brown paper grocery bags for these crafts. Please contact to donate or to volunteer to prep crafts.

And much, much more!


On Friday and Saturday we will offer classes and seminars to help answer prospective clients questions, fulfill education courses, and to learn more about Samoan culture. Please RSVP to each specific class or seminar you plan to attend.



Home Study 101 – 12:00 – 1:00

Traveling to Samoa – 1:15 – 2:45

Affording Adoption – 1:15 – 2:45

Initial Adoption Info – 3:00 – 5:00

First Generation film screening – 6:30 – 8:30



Child Development and Adoption – 9:00 – 11:00

Creating A Lifebook – 11:30 – 1:30

Sensory Play Techniques with Candice Thompson – 2:00 – 4:00

The Luau will go from 2:00 – 5:00 on Sunday, June 23rd. Please, click here to RSVP. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the homecoming of these children and the Samoan culture!




MLJ Adoptions is a Non-Profit, Hague-Accredited adoption service provider located in Indianapolis, Indiana, working in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Isles. We are passionate about serving children in need.