*Avery is 6 ½ and was adopted from US foster care in 2020. Before her adoption, she lived with this family as a foster child and was required by the state to continue visitation with her bio family. She had regressive behaviors after every visitation. She no longer trusts the adopted family to ‘keep her safe’. She has even mentioned to them that she would like a different family. Court-ordered visitation often causes long term attachment issues for a young child, and that has happened with this little girl. We are hopeful, in a different adoptive home, that Avery will be able to attach securely and move forward from the trauma of her past. We are looking for a Bible-believing, church attending homestudy ready family who has no other children under the age of 10 to adopt Avery. Avery loves to attend church and learn about Jesus. If this fits your family, please read through the rest of this profile and then write us back for her ‘additional info’. We have more information to share with you on this little girl, as well as our process for being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption. Please write to us at [email protected]
Avery loves dancing especially ballet (she’s taken 1 year of lessons). She is naturally graceful and likes to perform in recitals. She also enjoys gymnastics, art and crafts and playing outside. She prefers outside activities and likes climbing, riding bikes, and swimming. She loves flowers and nature and catching bugs—she never squishes them, just is interested in looking at them. Avery’s favorite color is pink-she is a girly-girl who loves dresses, doing nails and wearing bows and jewelry and pretty much anything that is sparkling and glittery! Her favorite food is mac and cheese. She tends to be more on the organized/clean side; she keeps her room pretty clean, will participate in cleaning up and is able to put things back where they belong. Avery likes to help around the house with things like laundry and loading dishwasher, feeding animals, and taking out the bathroom garbage (and putting a new bag in). Avery does best with larger animals—she did fine with their old small dog who recently passed away and the large dogs and cat the family has. But, when the family got a new puppy, she tried to pick it up all the time, wanted to ‘be in charge’ of it and would do things to agitate it. She currently lives on a farm and does well with all the baby animals.
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 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