*Arianna is 6 years old and was adopted domestically. She is in need of a different adoptive family. Arianna is smart and stubborn and needs parents who are united and will be able to handle her strengths and struggles. A recent psychological evaluation suggests that Arianna would do best in a home with parents are prepared to handle a child who is extremely smart and obstinate (the psychologist wrote that Arianna is one of the most intelligent children she’s ever evaluated). We are looking for a family with a strong support system and no other kids under age 9 to adopt Arianna. Second Chance requires all adoptive families have a current homestudyor one that can be updated in a short time (less than 3 weeks). If this fits your family, please write to us for the full story of why this little girl needs a new adoptive home. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Arianna likes to read and color. She loves the movie Frozen and frequently sings songs from it. Last year she was in the church choir and loved it. She often processes her emotions through made-up songs. She has no stage fright and loves to perform. She loves the book “Sulwe” by Lupita Nyong’o and asks to have it read to her almost every day. She especially enjoys sensory activities like playing in the sandbox, running, climbing, gardening (pulling weeds, planting flowers) and watering plants. Something about the combination of being outside, and working hard lets Arianna relax and let go of her anxious behaviors.
Arianna’s family tells us that she needs to be intellectually simulated as well as having opportunity to get her physical energy out. She is a warm and affectionate child. She plays well by herself, but loves to entertain by singing and dancing. Arianna is social and outgoing. She is athletic and strong and tall for her age. She is good at following directions and has strong fine motor skills. She has shown an aptitude for building and putting things together. She would often help her adopted dad with projects around the house like putting furniture together. Her favorite colors are pink and purple. Her favorite foods are chicken noodle soup, pizza, fruit, pancakes and French toast. She doesn’t like processed cheese (like mac & cheese from a box).
Arianna is in the first grade and at or above grade level in all subjects. Her school sends home extra work for her, to keep her engaged. She has recently been recommended for the gifted program.
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 live in WI or FL, please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensivethan 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! If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, we may be able to work with you depending on a few details.
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.