Testimonials

Our sweet little girl is doing well, she is doing new things, she is learning a lot, and she is very excited about start school this spring. Right now she is busy with dance, making new friends, and celebrating her 7th birthday with a small party of family and friends. She still talks a little bit about her former adoptive family and occasionally looks at pictures of when she was with them. But, she is a happy little girl, she is doing really well, and we are thrilled to have been able to bring her into our family.

Our Sweet Little Girl Is Doing Well

Wasatch was wonderful! It has been our best experience with adoption so far. Our guide John was amazing. We hope to do another adoption through Wasatch again in the future.

Wonderful China Adoption
Alan and Karrie

You were all wonderful. We felt prepared (both temporally and with knowledge). Our dossier specialist (Marilyn) is the BEST. Our guides were extremely competent, kind and willing to go the extra mile (Glenn, John, and a woman who helped us on just one morning.) It has been an amazing experience. Thank you so very much!

Amazing China Experience
Steve and Karen

“ Wasatch has been wonderful to us during this China adoption from my initial phone call to inquire about our now daughter’s file to the present everyone has been amazing. You will always holds a special place in our hearts and you are a huge part of our family. Thank you for everything!”

China Adoption
Melissa

A Second Start

          Have you ever been in a relay race? The idea of the game is that teams race against each other through an obstacle course. A teammate will hang on to a baton as he races through the course and passes it to the next teammate. The first team that has all of its players race through the course with the baton wins.  Second chance adoption is much like a relay race. An adopted child is like the baton. Sometimes a child does not fit in his first family that adopts him. He has to be passed to the next family in order to finish the course God has for him. Second chance adoption is beneficial to the adopted child.

          Adoption is to be a permanent placement. So why give up?   The adopted child may have more special needs than what had been explained through paperwork. The struggles of trying to care for this child who has an undiagnosed disorder can show that this family is inadequate to care for him long term. Second chance adoption provides another family that is more prepared and capable to raise and love this child.   

          Does this transition cause so much confusion in the child’s life that he will not be able to attach to his second family?  This is possible in some cases when the child is more aware of his circumstances. Most often though, adopted children have RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) which causes them to not attach to the first family that has adopted him. It has been studied that children who are readopted have a greater chance of attaching to his second family. The agency for Second Chance Adoption has a 90% success rate with readopting children.

          Here is an example of how God uses Second Chance Adoption to help one of his precious children. A cute boy from China, at the age of four years old was available for adoption. For most of his life he was flat on his back in a crib. The family who decided to adopt him, only knew that he had a heart defect. When they met him in China, they could tell that there was more to it than just his medical needs. They had 24 hours to decide, and of course, they had to say yes. They returned to the States, and after a couple of surgeries he was a healthy boy again. They had genetic testing done too. They found out that he had Smith- Magenis Syndrome (SMS). This disorder involves aggression, developmental disabilities, and speech delay.

           Over time it became more and more obvious that is was unhealthy for him to stay. God began impressing on their hearts it was time for them to pass the baton. The family obeyed and applied to Second Chance Adoption Agency.  God provided a family through this agency to be the forever family for him. He now thrives in his new home. This boy is my brother, Luke. I had to say good-bye, but with God’s help I did what was right for him.

          Second Chance Adoption blesses the readopted child with a better fit family to love and raise him. The success rate for this child to attach to his new family is very high. Giving him a second chance in another family is very beneficial for him physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  His attachment to his forever family encourages him to know and follow Jesus Christ. “14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

            

 

                                                          Kay         11-30-15         

A Second Start

A Second Start

          Have you ever been in a relay race? The idea of the game is that teams race against each other through an obstacle course. A teammate will hang on to a baton as he races through the course and passes it to the next teammate. The first team that has all of its players race through the course with the baton wins.  Second chance adoption is much like a relay race. An adopted child is like the baton. Sometimes a child does not fit in his first family that adopts him. He has to be passed to the next family in order to finish the course God has for him. Second chance adoption is beneficial to the adopted child.

          Adoption is to be a permanent placement. So why give up?   The adopted child may have more special needs than what had been explained through paperwork. The struggles of trying to care for this child who has an undiagnosed disorder can show that this family is inadequate to care for him long term. Second chance adoption provides another family that is more prepared and capable to raise and love this child.   

          Does this transition cause so much confusion in the child’s life that he will not be able to attach to his second family?  This is possible in some cases when the child is more aware of his circumstances. Most often though, adopted children have RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) which causes them to not attach to the first family that has adopted him. It has been studied that children who are readopted have a greater chance of attaching to his second family. The agency for Second Chance Adoption has a 90% success rate with readopting children.

          Here is an example of how God uses Second Chance Adoption to help one of his precious children. A cute boy from China, at the age of four years old was available for adoption. For most of his life he was flat on his back in a crib. The family who decided to adopt him, only knew that he had a heart defect. When they met him in China, they could tell that there was more to it than just his medical needs. They had 24 hours to decide, and of course, they had to say yes. They returned to the States, and after a couple of surgeries he was a healthy boy again. They had genetic testing done too. They found out that he had Smith- Magenis Syndrome (SMS). This disorder involves aggression, developmental disabilities, and speech delay.

           Over time it became more and more obvious that is was unhealthy for him to stay. God began impressing on their hearts it was time for them to pass the baton. The family obeyed and applied to Second Chance Adoption Agency.  God provided a family through this agency to be the forever family for him. He now thrives in his new home. This boy is my brother, Luke. I had to say good-bye, but with God’s help I did what was right for him.

          Second Chance Adoption blesses the readopted child with a better fit family to love and raise him. The success rate for this child to attach to his new family is very high. Giving him a second chance in another family is very beneficial for him physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  His attachment to his forever family encourages him to know and follow Jesus Christ. “14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

                                                                     Kay Seiler         11-30-15               

A Second Start

testimonialWe are forever grateful to Cyndi Peck for assisting us in adopting our son.  Cyndi has been there to help us and guide us through the process every step of the way.

She responds quickly to emails, even late in the evenings and on weekends!

We believe we would not have a child if it wasn’t for Cyndi Peck.  She has pushed things along and persevered when they would otherwise be dragging.

We first tried adopting through the foster care system but after 1 year got nowhere.

Cyndi found us a lawyer and got things going extremely fast as well as taking care of all the details.

She even sent us our background check applications to our hotel whilst we were away to speed up the process!  Cyndi helped us get our home study and even found solutions to financial barriers that would have prevented us from adopting.  She has liaised with the previous family of our son, ensuring to ask any questions or concerns we had.  Since our son has been in our home Cyndi calls to check how things are going.  As she has adopted herself I know she understands my situation and how much we have wanted this child.  Cyndi Peck is outstanding and I highly recommend her in your adoption journey.

Our son means everything to us and we can’t imagine life without him.

Another Second Chance Testimonial

My husband and I had a really good experience with Cyndi and Second Chance.  From the moment I first spoke to Cindy, I felt like I had found someone who could help guide me through the process of placing our son with a family better suited to meet his needs.  Obviously by the time you come to this decision, you are pretty broken down and unsure of yourself and what is best for your child.  I really appreciated that she seemed to understand what we were going through and that she was so positive about what things could be like for our son with a new family without giving me false hope.  She also had a very specific process laid out that I knew we would have to follow, so I was able to anticipate what steps came next.  I felt like the process was thorough and that she wouldn’t present us with a potential adoptive family without them being screened thoroughly.  I had contacted a couple of other agencies or groups that definitely did not help you through the process or to screen families.

Our son was 8 years old this summer when we decided to contact Cyndi and we found his new family within a couple of weeks of his profile going up on the Second Chance FB page.  We immediately connected with the adoptive parents, and I felt like Cyndi did a great job of making sure they met the criteria that we had laid out (homeschooling, opportunities to be outside, other children, an understanding of the challenges associated with FASD and RAD, etc.).  Cyndi was on the phone calls with us and really helped guide that process, as well as how to handle the first meeting with the new family.  She also helped us find a social worker in our state that could help us through the legal aspects.

Our son was placed with his new family in early July and he is doing really, really well.  He is eating so much better than he ever did for us, participating in homeschooling, and is much calmer and more content.  We keep in close contact with the family (this was something that the new family and our family decided we would navigate as they got to know our son and what would be best for him) and we actually just got to visit him at Thanksgiving.  The whole process has really been a blessing for our son first and foremost (because he is thriving in the new family), us as we have been able to see that our decision was the right one for him, and the new family, who loves him and is doing well.  I know not every situation will work out exactly like this or that it would be best in every situation, but we have really enjoyed forming a close relationship with our son’s new family and that has been such a great thing for our other children, as they have been able to see their brother happy and doing well.

I would definitely recommend Cyndi and Second Chance.   I am so grateful for people and families like you who are willing and able to make such a positive difference in a struggling child’s life by providing them with a new, loving family that is more suited to their unique needs.

Second Chance Testimonial

My husband and I had been trying to adopt for almost two years. The first agency we used stopped returning phone calls and emails after receiving half of their fees. We decided to try again using a different agency. The owners and staff were wonderful, caring people but the children we had chosen were from a country that had impossible demands and used heartbreaking threats constantly.

On July 15, 2010, my 38th birthday, I received an email from RainbowKids.com with a picture of the cutest little boy that had been disrupted by his original adoptive parents. I quickly contacted the listing agency, Wasatch International Adoptions, and requested more information on him.

I was immediately contacted by Cyndi Peck and after our first conversation I knew I had found an organization that truly cared about the children AND about us! Once we were considered a match, Wasatch and Cyndi went above and beyond their duties to put us in contact with the agencies needed to revise our home study and helped us find an attorney qualified to handle the ICPC paperwork.

Three months after seeing that sweet face in my inbox, our son was home! Cyndi and I have stayed in touch and she assures me that I may call her whenever I have a question or am not quite sure how to handle a situation involving Noah. She recommends books, websites and shares the experiences she’s had with her own adopted children.

Our family is now complete and I am experiencing the sweet joys of motherhood.  Noah is thriving and we feel so very blessed to have the child we’ve dreamt of our entire life.

A Family’s Story

12.25.04-02621After much research on adoption, we chose to go to Guatemala for our little angel. I had a friend that had worked with Wasatch to get her little boy home. She had nothing but good things to say about the agency and staff. After some ups and downs with paperwork and documents, we were finally ready for our referral. Our referral was very quick (within a month) We got to see our daughter at 3 days old (and held by her birthmom at that) She is so beautiful. We fell in love instantly. She was definitely meant for us. Finally, at 8 months, we got the call to go pick her up. Her foster mom had taken such good care of her. She is so loving and accepting of people. She was a healthy, happy, 20 lb ball of joy. She went right to us and just loves her brother and sister.
We want to thank everyone at Wasatch for such a great adoption experience and for the lifetime of love we have with this precious girl.

Sincerely, Julie and Randy

TJ1Hi, this is David Roat. Was just sitting here tonight dreaming of my little one soon to come home and thought what the heck, I’ll surf around a little bit before turning in. With nothing else on my mind lately, I decided to search for “Bulgaria Adoptions” and just see if I could learn anything new since starting our process last Oct. In looking around and comparing this to that I soon found myself on the Wasatch site and have read the entire site. I can not tell you how fortunate we feel to have the staff at Wasatch working with us. I couldn’t imagine this adoption with any other agency. As with all journeys in life you meet people along the way and tend to trade stories about the particulars involving ones journey, I have heard how some feel left out, uninvolved, misinformed or uninformed altogether, Brenda and I can honestly say that we have never felt anything but complete openess, honesty and compassion from the entire staff at Wasatch. Nothing in our lives together has felt more right than the love we share for our son and as we prepare to make our dream a reality I would like to take this oppurtunity now to say thank you, from the bottom of our joy filled hearts, thank you so much for helping make our dream come true. We will forever be grateful.
God bless,

David Roat

pumpkins1I adopted my wonderful son through Wasatch International Adoptions. This was my first adoption and, as a single parent. I found the directors and staff at WIA extremely helpful and supportive. They were always available to answer questions and guide me through the process. The directors and staff at WIA are some of the most caring and compassionate people I have worked with, as well as being very professional and knowledgeable. Five months after making my first call to Wasatch, I was in Moldova to bring home my precious child. My Moldovan experience was one of the best in my life, and I could not be happier with the results.

Alice Anne

story21We adopted our two beautiful children with the help of Wasatch International Adoptions. I am sure you can relate with our many questions and hesitations with the adoption process. WIAA was wonderful in getting information to us and in helping to calm our fears. With the many adoptions they handle every day, they were able to respond to my questions within a day or so (and I had LOTS of questions). While in Vietnam, we had a wonderful facilitator who took care of everything while we were there. We were able to get in and out of the country very smoothly. It was a wonderful process that we will be doing again in the future. We wish you the best of luck!

John, Cori, Ryan, and Kimberly

gracie1Three years ago, Mark and I decided we really wanted to have a child of our own. We both agreed that if it was meant to be God will guide us down the right path to get our child. Unfortunately, we could not have a child naturally, so we looked towards adoption. That is where we found Wasatch International.
The path to get our Grace was not an easy one. We met many different obstacles down the road, however these turned out to be lessons of patience as well as we feel God protecting us and Grace from the horrible SARS illness. This was a very difficult time for us. Both Kathy Kaiser, Carolyn Johnson and Xiumin Overall were exceedingly patient with us despite how upset we were. They were there to console us and helped us get our baby. I cannot thank them enough for putting up with us!!
Now, we have our lovely Gracie. She is our little hero. It is absolutely amazing what this child has over come to fit in with our family. She was fearful of EVERYTHING, and now she is just a little house-a-fire! She is so brave and so strong. From the very beginning she just knew we were her mommy and daddy and showered her love on us! Even when we are sick, or feeling blue, Gracie will come up to us and lay her head on our leg and give us kisses! They could not have possibly picked a better child for us!!

Thank you so much!!!

Mark, Laura, Terra, Emily and of course Gracie Moir

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