Samoa Victim Support Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary


MLJ Partners with SVSG in Samoa international adoption program.MLJ Adoptions has had the pleasure of working with Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) since opening MLJ’s Samoa international adoption program in 2011. SVSG was established in 2005 by Lina Chang and provides shelter, safety, counseling and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and other crimes. SVSG comes to the rescue of these vulnerable children and victims in need of assistance during a dark period in their lives when they may not know where else to turn. SVSG stresses the importance of families and believes every child has the right to grow up in a permanent, loving home and that every individual has a right to live without abuse.

In March of this year, SVSG celebrated its 10th anniversary as an advocate for victims and children. Over these last ten years much has been accomplished at the benefit of the victims and children that SVSG serves. Through generous donations, SVSG has realized the building of the House of Hope, a sanctuary for children who have suffered under the hand of abuse or who have been abandoned. The School of Hope followed as a school for the children residing at SVSG and to ensure their privacy. SVSG also realized the establishing of the Campus of Hope and future plans involve the planning of another new building to house young victims who are pregnant.

Samoa Support Victims Group celebrates its 10th anniversary.Because the judicial system and police work hand in hand with SVSG, an SVSG room was established in the Court House with the assistance of the Ministry of Justice. This room protects the privacy and identities of victims who appear in Court and is another accomplishment for SVSG in regarding and protecting the fragile lives and privacy of victims.

The last ten years have seen many accomplishments and these accomplishments benefit those who need it the most, children and victims of violence and abuse. Congratulations to Samoa Victim Support Group for celebrating its tenth year serving those in need! MLJ is pleased to continue working with SVSG to help the most vulnerable, our children.

Please contact us for more information on adopting from Samoa.


Sonja Brown works as the International Program Director for MLJ Adoptions’ programs in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Samoa. Sonja is also proud to work directly with our Individualized Country Program families who are adopting from countries where no adoption service providers currently operate.