*Chelsea is 10 years old and was adopted internationally. She has a repaired cleft lip and palate. There is another child in the home very close to her age (on paper) and Chelsea struggles to share parental attention with that child. Her behaviors have become overwhelming for the family and they have partnered with Second Chance to find a better fitting home for her. Reading the Bible and attending church is important to Chelsea, so we are trying to find her a new adoptive home that is practicing Christian (no LDS or JW) to adopt her. We feel it would be best if she could be the youngest in her new home by at least 3-4 years—meaning no other children in the home under age 13/14. Chelsea’s family has repeatedly told her “We looked inside your body and it is telling us you are 10 years old, not 13. There was a mistake on your papers when we adopted you”. She is not showing any signs of puberty. Her family feels that changing her age will give her the best chance educationally and emotionally. Second Chance requires that you have a current private homestudy, or one that can be updated quickly to adopt from our program. If this fits your family, please write to us for her full profile and find out why we feel Chelsea will do well in a different adoptive home. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea LOVES to read her Bible and attend Christian church regularly. She enjoys coloring and will almost always have one of her notebooks open so she can also be memorizing information from either school or something she copied out of a book. She enjoys many types of simple craft projects, especially painting, “cling on” type crafts like pseudo-stained-glass projects, and doing elementary level hands on science projects. She will also attempt some types of yarn and bead crafts, although at times loses interest. She likes to play on swings and go to the pool or river to float (she hasn’t learned to swim yet). She enjoys listening to music, especially Christian and church songs, and will occasionally sing along. She loves to go to restaurants and to see new places and to go on errands. She loves holidays and family gatherings that bring new people and foods.
She enjoys reading non-fiction types of books, especially those that are similar in design to DK science and history books, and elementary school level dictionaries where there is a concise summary for the definition with moderate explanation and a realistic picture (not little kid dictionaries). Her favorite topics include the planets, how different types of systems work (weather, water, seasons, etc.), ocean animals, occasionally about the body systems, or anything new to her. She has a strong preference for factual media, often asking if the topic in a movie, show, book, etc. “is real life”, and if not, will often disregard it. She is curious about the news, and enjoys a version shown at school daily, however, at home news is limited to keep everyone’s anxiety down. Her favorite time in summer is VBS (Vacation Bible School) week, where her whole family usually participates in some fashion. She also greatly enjoys Extended School Year during the summer, where she has 3 weeks of “school” that focuses on basic skill retention. She is an extremely early riser and is immediately active. She has a strong talent at memorization, and is able to trace routes of places that she frequents on family errands, as well as the school bus routes she has taken. She is easily able to connect different familiar locations and identify places that are near or in a certain neighborhood even if a different route is taken. She likes to go to local fairs and festivals, and will go on kiddie rides, but prefers not to go on the bigger rides. She does not enjoy animals or going to the zoo. Recently she has been completing small Diamond Art Painting kits.
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.