Desi – Placed


Meet Desi!

*Desi is 11 years old and was adopted internationally.  We will ask that Desi’s new adoptive family maintain contact with the first family so the children do not lose touch as they grow up.

Her current adoptive family says she is a strong, cheerful and complex child who desperately needs a family where she can completely start over without any reminders or triggers from her traumatic past.  Her adopted family sees strong indications from Desi that she wants to heal and can heal, if given the opportunity separately from her siblings.  

They have given a generous grant to cover the agency fee for Desi’s adoption—that is how sure they are of her healing abilities.  If you do not have any other children in your home under age 14 and a current (or easily updated) homestudy, and are interested in learning more about Desi and our process of being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption, please write to us!  Write to [email protected]

Desi is creative with drawing, coloring and making crafts.  She likes to play with her Shopkinsand Calico Critters.  She enjoys listening to Christian music, riding her bike and playing outside in the yard.  Her family says she is a funny, outgoing girl with a spunky personality—who is shy until she warms up to you!   She enjoys making people laugh with her witty remarks.  Her favorite subjects in school are math and science.  In school, she is going into the 5th grade and had a 3.3 gpa (on a 4pt scale) last year!  Her teachers have all given glowing reports on her behavior in the classroom.

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 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!

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

Contact us at [email protected]

Please allow us at least 2 business days to respond to your email—if it’s been longer than that, please check that you spelled our email address correctly and also check your ‘junk’ folder for our response, as sometimes our replies are treated as junk mail.

*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.


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