Why You Should Use an Agency for Your Adoption

Many parents considering adoption, consider “going it alone” with the thought that money could be saved navigating the foreign adoption process themselves. Many horror stories of these brave individuals have resulted. The following is a brief summary of how using an adoption agency such as “MLJ”, can save the prospective adoptive parent worry, time and yes – money!

State Licensing

MLJ Adoptions, Inc. is licensed by the state of Indiana. All staff members have been thoroughly pre-screened through criminal history background checks. Additionally, the state of Indiana has approved our business practices as an adoption agency.

Experienced Staff

MLJ Adoptions, Inc. offers the services of adoption attorneys, licensed mental health care professionals, and EXPERIENCED program directors and support staff. All staff members have traveled extensively, are experienced in the adoption process whether it is domestic or international and have a heart for the orphaned child. Many staff members have adopted themselves!

Foreign Staff

MLJ Adoptions, Inc. has carefully screened all foreign staff and employs the services of only REPUTABLE individuals in the country of origin. It has been said that adoptive parents can seek out their own facilitators in foreign countries, but it is also not unheard of that the individual who has offered their services takes the paid fee and is never heard from again.


MLJ Adoptions, Inc. visits and inspects the orphanages where our adoptable children reside. Inspections involve conditions of the orphanage, medical care provided, as well as the process with which the child becomes available for adoption by foreign parents.


MLJ Adoptions, Inc. offers all the services needed to complete a successful adoption from start to finish, including but not limited to: home studies, financial guidance, adoption education, counseling, birth mother services and legal re-adoption.


Most costs incurred by using an agency are foreign fees and are not kept by the agency you hire. Those who choose to go it alone may incur unforeseen costs as a result of proceeding with the adoption incorrectly or using unscrupulous facilitators.

Most importantly, if you hire MLJ Adoptions, Inc., or any other reputable agency, you hire a support team, who assists you through every step of the process. Our support staff is here to answer all questions and provide you with peace of mind!

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.