Della – Placed


Meet Della!

Della is 8 years old and was adopted internationally when she was 6 years old.  Della’s story is one you hear frequently in the Second Chance program.  She has been artificially twinned to a bio child in her adoptive home and her need to compete with this child for the attention she needs has caused irreparable damage and is severely stunting her abilities.  Della deserves to grow up in a family where she can stand on her own, not sharing the spotlight with another child the same age.  It is especially difficult for a child from a trauma background to successfully compete (in academics, emotional growth, and physical ability) to a child who has lived in a safe, loving environment from conception forward.  Please help us find the perfect family for Della.  We are looking for a two-parent home who has no other children under age 10 to adopt her.  Second Chance requires that you have a current (or easily updated) homestudy.  If you fit what we’re looking for please write to [email protected]  and ask for Della’s full profile.  We’d love to share her story with you as well as our process of being preapproved for a secondary adoption through Second Chance.

Della LOVES cats!  She is a wonderful caregiver to her cats and especially dotes on her kitten.  She shows them affection without prompting and picks them up for cuddles every day.  She loves anything girly—princess dresses, tea parties, dolls and makeup.  She enjoys being helpful to adults.  Della got an award at school for being a community contributor, as she enjoys doing special things for her classroom.  She likes to make other people laugh by making funny faces or sounds.  She enjoys it when asked to do something specific for someone like getting them a glass of water.  Della’s favorite color is yellow.  Her favorite food is cheeseburgers!  She also enjoys salty snacks like popcorn.  She is very good at Badmitten—and she loves that she’s good at it!  Her hand-eye coordination is amazing.  One of her most favorite things to do in the world SWIM!  She is fearless in the water, and loves going down the water slide.  She does prefer heated water, as she does NOT like to be cold.  She was so disappointed the first time she ran through a sprinkler and the water was cold.  Although her hands and feet have ectrodactyly, it does not interfere with her ability to do anything.

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, or DE.  If you live in OR you may have to travel to the child’s state to finalize the 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!

Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credits.

Contact us at [email protected]

*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 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.


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