The Fatherless Foundation Invites You to Aid the Orphan


MLJ Adoptions, Inc. is happy to share the following information from the Fatherless Foundation, which has both helped many of our clients raise adoption funds and helped bring together our team who are all volunteers for the Fatherless Foundation.

On Oct 30, 2009, The Fatherless Foundation will be holding its third annual benefit auction and dinner. The foundation was founded in 2006 by its director, Michele L. Jackson. After having worked as an international and domestic adoption attorney for several years, Michele realized that there was a great need for orphan and orphanage support around the world. Many came to her wanting to help but not knowing how. Michele established the foundation as a means for all who want to provide assistance to our forgotten children.

In only three years the foundation has provided assistance to orphanages, orphans and adoptive families seeking to adopt. The foundation has provided much needed financial assistance, food, clothing, school supplies and medical care to orphanages in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ukraine, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guatemala, as well as organizations in the US. The foundation has financially assisted adoptive parents in financial need adopt orphan children. The foundation works through financial support, grants and through mission trips.

All staff members of the foundation are volunteers which means 100% of funds raised are used towards orphan and orphanage support. The foundation is deemed a 501(c)3 and therefore all contributions received are 100% tax deductible.

We invite all of you to join us at the upcoming benefit dinner and fundraiser on October 30th. The event will be held this year at the Knights of Columbus, 2100 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220 beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend and want to contribute please mail your check to: The Fatherless Foundation, Inc., 617 E. North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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Sonja Brown works as the International Program Director for MLJ Adoptionsā€™ 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.