Blog

20
Dec

Christmas Traditions in Eastern Europe!

Christmas Traditions around the World! Eastern European Countries It’s Christmas time again! The holidays are a wonderful time to spend quality time with loved ones and take part in family traditions. One thing that MLJ Adoptions encourages families to do is to incorporate other countries traditions to help their adopted children feel more at home. ...
13
Dec

Christmas Traditions in Africa!

Christmas Traditions around the World! African Countries It’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays make it a perfect time to spend with loved ones and take part in family traditions. MLJ Adoptions likes to encourage families to incorporate other countries traditions to help their adopted children feel more at home. When ...
11
Dec

ADJUSTMENT IS A NORMAL PROCESS

I took my 10-month-old grandson, George, to get his first new shoes this past weekend.  He is just beginning to try to walk and I wanted to be sure he had good shoes that provided all the support he needs.  He normally easily accepts going to new places and he enjoys seeing other children, but ...
7
Dec

Photo of the Week!

  This 7 year old cutie has been home from Bulgaria for four years now. In the beginning, the parents were informed that he may never walk independently, but look at him go! If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
6
Dec

Christmas Traditions in the Island Countries We Serve!

Christmas Traditions around the World! Island Countries Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way! Christmas is almost here! During the holidays, it is the best time to spend with family and engage in traditions. Here at MLJ, we always encourage families bring in other countries traditions and incorporate them into their own. This helps ...
4
Dec

The Kennedy Family

During the summer of 2007 my husband and I met a little girl who was being hosted by the Kidsave Summer Miracles program. Before I even knew she was being hosted, before I even knew she was an orphan, God clearly told me she was my daughter. Not only that, He told me she was ...
27
Nov

Meet Katelyn Smith!

Hello MLJ families! As some of you know, my name is Katelyn Smith and I have recently joined the staff here at MLJ Adoptions. I was previously working as an intern with the Bulgaria and Ukraine programs. I had the privilege of working under Lydia Tarr, who recently stepped down to pursue her career in ...
20
Nov

IT’S NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH!

Perhaps you have seen the Facebook posts of friends and family celebrating the pictures of their adopted children.  Maybe you attended an Orphan Sunday event at your church to educate and inform yourself about adoption options and supportive services you can engage in for orphans without families. You may have read proclamations or letters from ...
16
Nov

Photo of the Week

Look at these beautiful smiling faces! Did you know it’s National Adoption Month? If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoption.com Photo Credit: Brianna McCarthy Photography
9
Nov

Photo of the Week

Founder and Board Chairman with her husband and their precious one year old little girl adopted from Nicaragua, this was taken at her one year birthday party. If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email karson@mljadoptions.com
8
Nov

Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness month! In celebration of National Adoption Awareness, MLJ Adoptions International is offering a $500 grant to any family who becomes an MLJ client family by the end of November. National Adoption Awareness month helps us shed light on the need for forever families that are needed for the children in ...
22
Oct

Meet Natalie!

Name: Natalie Zickmund Title at MLJ: Intern What do you actually DO with MLJ? I am a senior majoring in Social Work at IUPUI and am completing my practicum at MLJ. I am on track to graduate in May of 2019! What is your favorite part about what you do with MLJ? My favorite part ...
28
Sep

Photo of the Week

This Bulgarian cutie joined his family recently! We cannot wait to see the ways that being part of a forever family changes him.   If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email caitlin@mljadoptions.com.
27
Sep

Journaling as a Tool in Healing

The other day my daughter announced that she was “doing her own therapy.” When I asked her what this meant she said that she was journaling and writing down her feelings. I’ll admit that this made my social worker heart proud. At the top of her page she wrote her own journal prompt and asked ...
17
Sep

Meet AJ!

Name: AJ Bergstedt Title at MLJ: Intern/Student What do you actually DO with MLJ? I have had the pleasure of learning the ins and outs of writing/updating home studies, researching resources for families when they receive their referral, learning the process and details behind adoption, and so much more. As a student at IUPUI I ...
31
Aug

Photo of the Week

There’s only two weeks until our annual adoption picnic. We love seeing the relationships formed each year! Will your family be joining us this year? Make sure to RSVP!   If you would like your child to be featured as our Photo of the Week, email caitlin@mljadoptions.com.
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