Elaina – Placed
*Elaina just turned 7 and was adopted domestically. We are partnering with her current adopted family to find a Christian family with no other children under age 9 who has a current homestudy (or one that can be quickly updated). We feel that Elaina may do great with a single mom who had no other children in the home. She may also do best with having only sisters rather than brothers in the home. Maybe a brother can be quite a bit older, like a teen. If you fit this profile and are interested in learning more about adopting Elaina, please write to [email protected] and request her full profile.
Elaina’s personality is independent, funny, creative, loving, charming and happy. She loves pretend play especially involving mermaids and unicorns. She loves to snuggle on a lap and be read to. She enjoys being outside—swimming, playing in the mud, and collecting rocks. She likes to explore. Elaina enjoys shopping and making thing for her friends. She loves to sing, dance and watch princess movies. She’s had swim lessons and would probably be on the school swim team this summer if not for the current virus situation.
Elaina is finishing up the 1st grade. There isn’t a grading system in place, but her work is mostly A’s and B’s. She’s doing great in school and absolutely loves being there! She listens well to her teachers. She’s reading and loves math. She is rewarded almost daily for her classroom behavior.
If you fit the profile we’re looking for, please write to [email protected] and ask to see Elaina’s full profile. We would love to share more about this child and what kind of home we think she will thrive in.
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.
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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 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.