*Amy is 10 years old and was adopted internationally as an older child right before she turned 6. Even with counseling, she has spent the last 4 years negatively comparing herself with a closely-aged sibling in her home. Because competition and comparison are such a problem for adopted children, Second Chance has implemented guidelines that prevent us from ever placing a child into a home with other children less than 2 years apart in age. It is to prevent this very problem. Unfortunately, for Amy, the solution is to place her into a different home where she can blossom as her own person.
Amy’s family reports that she is curious about her environment (especially nature and animals) and asks many questions to learn more. She is a thoughtful and observant child concerning the people and things around her. Her most favorite activity is reading—she prefers anything that has unicorns and fairies! She is currently reading a bit higher than grade level and her reading comprehension is great. If you ask her to tell you about what she’s reading, be prepared for ALL the little details of the stories she’s read! Amy also enjoys writing stories and poetry of her own. Amy has a strong desire to help others and is quick to notice someone in need and offer to help. She LOVES animals of all kinds and is great with them! Amy tends to be a girlie-girl and is drawn to dresses, pinks, bright colors and anything that sparkles! She consistently places in the top 5 for her age group in short distance track!
Second Chance is partnering with her first adoptive family to find a Christian a family with no other children under age 13 (children old enough that Amy won’t feel the need to compete or compare to them). If this fits your family and you have a current homestudy (or one that can be easily update), please write us back at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for Amy’s ‘additional records’.
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, OR, NY or DE. 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!
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credits.
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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.