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23
Oct

MLJ’s Country Programs: FAQs

Adoptive families have many questions prior to starting their adoption process. Below you can check out these FAQs to answer some of the most frequent questions received: What are the characteristics of the children in need of families? Bulgaria: MLJ Adoptions typically receives referrals of children from Bulgaria who are 12 months to teens that ...
21
Oct

No Visitors for Five Months

Our lives are not driven by the things we buy or the accomplishments we achieve, rather by the moments that touch us, we cherish those moments that have a profound impact on us.  Recently I read an article in the Washington Post “An infant did not have any hospital visitors for five months. So this ...
16
Oct

Adoption Community Groups

There is support all around for you anything you would need throughout your adoption journey. There is a lot of benefit from talking with other peers about a similar experience and the ability to learn from one another. Even if you feel that you are doing just fine now, you can provide guidance and support ...
11
Oct

MLJ Adoptions International Urges You to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15th to October 15th each year, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. This celebration began in 1968 so America could recognize the many contributions, diverse cultures and amazing histories of the countries from which many of our American Citizen’s ancestors immigrated. Although this started as a weekly celebration in 1968, it was extended ...
8
Oct

The Jolly String Quartet

In August I took my much-needed summer vacation. Part of my vacation was spent in Nashville, Tennessee to see my son who currently resides there.  As we always do, we decided to have dinner at Puckett’s Restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee, one of our favorite eateries. During dinner we were being entertained by a musical group ...
7
Oct

Valuing the Biological Family Connection

The culture of adoption is much different today than it was several years ago. Today there is more of an openness in adoption (especially in domestic adoptions) and more adopted children now have a connection or relationship with their birth family. However, the idea of telling the adopted child their story and having an open ...
2
Oct

Preparing for Your Child Home

Adopting a child can be a stressful path for any family. It can be quite exhausting and full of unknowns. Since adoption not only affects the adoptive parents, but everyone living in the household as well, it is important to not only prepare as adoptive parents but prepare the children living in the home as ...
24
Sep

Adopting older children from Ukraine

Last week I received a call from one of our MLJ families, who finalized their adoption from Ukraine about five years ago. They adopted their daughter when she was almost 16 years old. Today she is a 21-year-old successful young lady, completing her third year of college and speaking four languages fluently. She already chose ...
23
Sep

10 Things You Need to Know About International Adoption

In many ways, International adoption is much different than domestic adoption. There are third parties involved in international adoption that make the process much more complicated than domestic adoption. MLJ Adoptions is here to assist you throughout your adoption journey with any questions that you may have. Here are 10 things you should know about ...
18
Sep

Walt Disney and Adoption

With summer coming just around the corner, you may be wanting to plan a vacation with your family. Perhaps you are thinking about somewhere with a beach, an amusement park, or even Disney World- a place filled with endless joy and happiness, especially for the young kiddos. We can trace this Disney World back to ...
17
Sep

Happy Independence Day Bulgaria!

MLJ Adoptions International’s largest program is the Bulgaria program. We love this country and the Bulgarian people.  Bulgarian’s take pride in their home and their country’s independence.  It is rich in culture and traditions that we love to learn more about and honor as best we can.  History The first celebration of Bulgarian Independence occurred ...
9
Sep

Legislation to Make Adoption Affordable

Adoption, whether international or domestic can be a struggle for our bank accounts. There are so many third parties and documentation that is required to be completed for an adoption, as well as other factors, which drives up the cost of adoption. In an effort to assist adoptive families, there are three senators that are ...
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