June 6, 2011
Name: Amy Moore
Title at MLJ: Special Needs Program Coordinator
What do you actually DO with MLJ: Intake for Special Needs children to help match them with forever famlies.
What is your favorite part about what you do with MLJ: Education for the parents, how to meet the specific needs of the child.
What is the hardest part about what you do: Getting families to understand that it is a process – sometime fast sometimes slow, sometimes joyful and sometimes frustrating – one of the hardest journeys life will take you on.
How long have you worked with MLJ: since March 2011
What do you love about working with MLJ: Being part of a team that is passionate about each of their roles.
How long have you worked in adoption: 9 years
What other positions have you held: Assisting families going through the homestudy and dossier process.
Education: BS in Elementary Education
What do you think makes you excellent at what you do: I am passionate about orphans. I have special needs children and have had to learn the ups and downs of the life we live.
What do you love about adoption: Uniting forever families.
If you could change one thing about adoption what would it be, why, and how: A smooth process for the country of Honduras by continuing to stay in contact with the wonderful lawyer we have there and continuing to build relationships with the government.
What is one thing you wish more people understood about the adoption process: You have to be flexible. It is a process, not something that will happen overnight.
What do you want to tell us about your family: I have been married for 14 years. We have 6 children. One is officially adopted, and we are continuing to work toward adoption for a little boy who is deaf. We run a mission organization that works primarily in Honduras.
When not working, what do you do for fun or to relax: I love spending time with my family at the beach!!
Favorite adoption book, movie: Fields of the Fatherless (Tom Davis)