Meet Aaron And Nathan!
Aaron and Nathan are brothers who were adopted internationally by a family with bio children that are ‘twinned’ to these boys. Nathan recently turned 11 and Aaron is 8. If you are familiar with our program, you know that our number #1 rule is to adopt in birth order—meaning the newest child coming into the family is also the youngest. We never encourage families to ‘twin’ an adopted child with a bio child—it isn’t fair to either child. The adopted child will likely never reach the same milestones at the same age as the bio, and this often creates a jealousy that can wreck a home. Through no fault of their own, these brothers are in need of a different adoptive home. We are looking for a Christian family (no LDS please) with no other children under the age of 13 to adopt Aaron and Nathan. Second Chance requires that an adoptive family have a current homestudy (or one that can be quickly updated). If this fits your family, please write to us and request their full profile. We have a lot of great info to share on these boys and their need for a new adoptive home. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Nathan (11) wants to be a chef or a firefighter when he grows up. He has progressed through the ranks in Tae Kwon Do and is well liked by the staff. His teachers at school have all positive things to say about him. In fact, his teacher reviews are always glowingly positive. Nathan tries hard in all academics but is strongest in math and reading comprehension. Nathan likes basketball, fishing, and jumping on the trampoline and has recently learned to whittle. He is also interested in wood-burning. He would love to participate in Scouts or Trail Life USA. His favorite color is blue. He likes all food and thanks the cook after every meal. (Verbatim, without fail: “Thank you, Mama; It was delicious.”) He sings at church with heartfelt expression and has a deep understanding of lessons taught in Sunday School and at home. He laughs loud and heartily when he watches TV shows like Andy Griffith and movies like Home Alone and the rest of the family can’t help but laugh along with him.
Aaron is 8 years old and in first grade. He has a wide and contagious smile. He is playful and silly and loves attention from adults. He has learned to read and add and is keeping up well with his peers in first grade. When Aaron plays outside, he likes to jump on the trampoline, ride his scooter, fix up his fort, and dig in the dirt to discover buried treasure. He frequently finds buried glass, bottle caps, or other small trash debris that was here before the neighborhood was built. He feels proud to be helpful in discovering something that he knows they would want purged from the yard and enjoys bringing it in to throw it away and the accolades he receives in so doing. He also prides himself on checking the mailbox and bringing the mail in every day.
These boys are good kids who struggle mainly because they each were “twinned” to a biological child in the new home.
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. You will need to have a current, or easily-updated home study for this adoption.
Due to state laws, we are not able to place this child in CT, MA, NY, WI or DE. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize this adoption. If you live in WI, please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensive than what is listed in our paperwork. If you have never had a home study before, we cannot help you adopt this child. But we would love to share with you the process of starting a home study so you could be approved for a child in the near future. Please write to us and ask us how to get started! We are only able to work with US citizens living abroad if they are active duty military.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
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*To protect the privacy of our waiting children and their families, Second Chance does not share real names for our waiting children on the Internet. It is our policy to only share a snippet of a waiting child’s details as well as the type of adoptive family we are looking for. If you fit the POSTED REQUIREMENTS, are home study ready (or can be soon!), and interested in adding this child to your family, please write to us for an honest, in-depth profile on the child including medical, educational, and behavioral information and learn the full story of why this child needs a secondary adoption. Our program social worker and program director have worked together with the child’s family to carefully set the requirements for the new family. These requirements are not negotiable, so please honor the needs of this child by not asking us to bend them for you.