Blog

24
Apr

Bulgaria Trip 2019

Being able to start out as an intern in January 2018 for the Eastern European programs helped me transition into my full-time role as the Bulgaria program director beginning in August 2018.  This year has been filled with several learning experiences and furthering my knowledge about international adoption, specifically in Bulgaria.  The biggest impact thus ...
22
Apr

Starting Your Adoption Journey

International adoption – a type of adoption in which an individual or couple becomes the legal and permanent parent(s) of a child who is a national of a different country. MLJ Adoptions International is an international adoption agency that assists families before, during and after their adoption. As the Client Intake Specialist  at MLJ, I work with ...
17
Apr

Meet Karson!

Hello everyone! As way of introduction my name is Karson Loscar. I have recently joined the MLJ Adoptions International team as the Client Intake Specialist and Office Manager. I am very excited and privileged to work in the field of international adoptions. I personally have not had a connection with adoption prior to beginning my ...
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 their community a better place for children and their families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they ...
10
Apr

2018 Bulgaria Program Recap

The past year that I’ve been able to work with the families in the Bulgaria program have been nothing short of magnificent!  To give you an idea of all that was accomplished in 2018, here is a recap of the number of children that were brought home, the referrals received, and new families that joined ...
8
Apr

Meet Mikayla!

Hello! My name is Mikayla Carroll and I have recently become a part of the MLJ team as a Master of Social Work Intern. This is my first year in the MSW program at IUPUI and I am set to graduate in May 2020.  I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies ...
3
Apr

What to Expect on your Home Visit

If you’re anything like me, you clean your house from top to bottom when you’re expecting company. So naturally, when my husband and I adopted, and we had our home study visit with our social worker I did the same thing. Even though I knew exactly what to expect (since this is my job!). I ...
29
Mar

Photo of the Week!

“What greater gift than a cat?” – Charles Dickens How about this beautiful girl and her cat best friend being home from Bulgaria for a little over 3 months now?! Always warms our hearts seeing children home with their forever families! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the ...
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 Funds (ESIF) since 2014 to close orphanages and institutions in eight EU Member States (Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania). The goal ...
22
Mar

Photo of the Week!

  Look at this wonderful connection between this 3 and a half year old precious girl and her interim care provider from Burkina Faso. She has been home now for 2 months! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
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 important contributions more than 680,000 Social Workers make to our society and our families. Social Workers are not often the most noticeable workers as they generally work ...
15
Mar

Photo of the Week!

How sweet and extremely photogenic this brother and sister are?! They have been home from Bulgaria for a little over 2 and a half years now! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
11
Mar

Immigration Process for Adopting from Bulgaria

When going through the international adoption process, there are several different puzzle pieces that work together to bring your child home.  Some of the biggest and most confusing pieces come from the immigration process. All prospective adoptive parents find the immigration process daunting. Filing immigration is the part that most adoptive parents dread the most ...
8
Mar

Photo of the Week!

These brothers may be enjoying the snow, but who is ready for the 50 degree weather this weekend?! These brothers have been home from Bulgaria for a little over 2 years now! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
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