*Ellen was adopted in 2008 at the age of 4 from an Asian country by a family who has 6 other adopted children. She is second from the youngest. She will be 12 in July (2016).
Ellen loves to draw—with pencils, pens, paints, markers, colored pencils. She will spend hours drawing. She also loves to read and enjoys the American Girls books, Magic Tree House, Nancy Drew, Anne of Green Gables and abridged versions of classic stories. She recently read Paul Revere and had a lot of questions about the story afterwards which shows us that she comprehends what she reads and learns from it. She isn’t an outdoorsy person, but does enjoy riding her bike. She has also expressed a desire to learn to cook.
Ellen is a great eater, not picky at all. They report that she sleeps great at night too. She is kind and gentle with animals. We think she would do well in a new adoptive family where she may have older and younger siblings.
Ellen just finished the 3rd grade and her family says she is very smart and likes to ask intelligent questions about things she observes. If she likes you, she will talk to you forever! She is a chatterbox.
We are looking for a family who has no other children within 2 years of Ellen’s age (no children between 10-14). If you have previous older child adoption experience, we may make an exception for a 1 year age different—please let us know if you do!
We have lots more information available about Ellen. Please email us back if you would like to see copies of her additional records and learn more about her. Email [email protected]
This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study might not work. A state authorized private domestic or international home study is generally required. Due to state laws, we are not able to place this child in CT, MA, MO, NY or DE.
Adoption is a legal process so costs for the adoption so there will be costs associated. This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
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*not this child’s real name: we never use the child’s real name online to help protect his/her privacy!