Michele Jackson returns from Ukraine Orphanage Trip

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CARMEL, IN – April 13, 2009 – Michele L. Jackson, who chairs the Adoption Practice Group of JOCHAM HARDEN DIMICK JACKSON, PC, recently traveled to Ukraine as part of her international adoption program. In conjunction with The Fatherless Foundation, Ms. Jackson delivered supplies to children in several orphanages in the Ukraine. Local Brownie Troop 93 of the Hunter Service Unit in Hendricks County donated homemade blankets which Ms. Jackson delivered to the children she visited. The second grade troop members each selected different material and made individualized blankets. The troop is under the leadership of JHDJ Law attorney/mediator Holly Wanzer, whose daughter is a member.


The Ukrainian adoption program is one of the international programs administered by MLJ Adoptions, Ms. Jackson’s adoption agency. The program coordinates a successful hosting program each summer for children from the Ukrainian orphanages. Approximately 25 children travel to Indiana for 3 weeks in June to stay with host families and attend various activities and cultural events. The children typically range from ages 4-12, and are considered “harder to place” for adoption because of their ages. For families who are interested in adoption, the hosting program is a unique opportunity to see how an older child could become a part of their family. Additionally, it is an unforgettable experience for the orphans, many of whom have never left the orphanages. Currently, MLJ and JHDJ Law are still searching for additional Indiana families to serve as hosts for this year’s program. If interested in serving as a host family or to learn more about the program, please contact 317-569-0770.

JHDJ Law’s Adoption Practice Group offers domestic and international adoption services including private infant adoptions, step-parent adoptions, second parent (same sex) adoptions, and various international family law services, including contract reviews and orphan visa appeals. Attorney Michele Jackson represents both expectant (birth) and adoptive parents, and provides resources and adoption education.

JOCHAM HARDEN DIMICK JACKSON, PC, is a Carmel law firm providing personalized service with a responsive and compassionate approach. Experienced attorneys offer assertive advocacy for clients complemented by a philosophy focused on minimizing conflict and negotiating resolution. With a collaborative team of professionals, the practice assists clients in all areas of family law, mediation, business litigation and adoption. For more information, please contact Jocham Harden Dimick Jackson, PC at 317.569.0770, or visit https://www.hardenjacksonlaw.com.

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