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20
May

Creating One-On-One Time

After school, I play goalie for my youngest son who’s practicing his shooting skills for an upcoming soccer game. Then I help one of my kids with their homework and help another one study for a test. I watch my daughter jump on the trampoline and practice her front and back tucks. I make dinner ...
17
May

Photo of the Week!

Have you started planting your Spring and Summer flowers yet? This little guy is helping his Nanna out! He has been home from Burkina Faso now for 5 months. If you would like your child featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
15
May

One Million Words

I recently read an article by Psychcentral which stated that “Young children who are reading five books a day from birth will begin kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to…”. Re-read that sentence again.  Let that information sink in. OVER ONE MILLION WORDS DIFFERENCE!! Crazy, huh?  And ...
13
May

Risks Involved in Adopting Internationally

As most of you know, adopting a child internationally is not a simple process. There are many steps involved in bringing a child home to a forever family. At times, the adoption process may seem slow, tedious, costly or even frustrating. Many prospective adopting parents tend to ask, “Why does this take so long?” The ...
10
May

Photo of the Week!

“Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life.” –Suzie Huitt If you would like your child featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
8
May

Mindfullness

You’ve likely heard the buzz surrounding mindfulness practices in recent years. Maybe you’ve even taken a yoga class or two in order to get in touch with your inner self. But what is all the hype about, and does it actually work? To get a better idea of what Mindfulness is I asked a Nicole ...
6
May

My Trip to Mexico City

Recently, I traveled to Mexico City and Santiago de Querétaro to visit with MLJ’s foreign contacts and Mexican government adoption authorities from DIF (Sistema Nacional Para El Desarrollo Integral de la Familia) and SRE (Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores). As an approved adoption service provider in Mexico, we are held responsible for providing oversight of our ...
3
May

Photo of the Week!

Two of our Bulgaria families bonded with their children on their vacations they took together. The adorable girl on the left and her brother have been home for 3 and a half years. While the precious girl in the center has been home now for almost 3 years! If you would like your child featured ...
1
May

Needs of Children Adopted Internationally

In International adoption, the term “special needs” encapsulates a wide variety of characteristics and diagnoses. Special needs not only includes those in wheelchairs, with missing limbs, etc.; it also includes those with learning difficulties or emotional and behavioral difficulties. Most children who join their family through adoption have some sort of special need, or at ...
29
Apr

My Trip to Burkina Faso

In January of this year I traveled to Burkina Faso to meet with our foreign attorneys and various government officials involved in the adoption process.  Traveling to Africa, while exciting, can also be exhausting and hard.  While many find my job and ability to travel internationally thrilling, it can also be challenging. Being away from ...
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 ...
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