Eli – Placed


Meet Eli!

*Eli recently turned 7 and was adopted internationally.  As many adopted children do, Eli has struggled to attach to his adopted mom.  This has negatively impacted his relationships within the home and his family is certain that he will do great if given the opportunity to start over in a new adoptive home.  We are working with them to find either a traditional 2 parent home or a single (heterosexual) dad for Eli who is able to give him a lot of individualize attention.  This new family should not have any other children under age 10 as well as a current (or easily updated) homestudy.  If you fit these requirements please write us at [email protected] for his full profile and to learn more about our process of being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption.

Eli’s family tells us he is creative and smart.  He loves to draw and is very good at it.  He also enjoys writing and illustrating his own stories.  If you write us for his full profile, we have some of his art to share with you.  Eli’s engineering thinking style shows through his Lego building creations.  He has an uncanny ability to figure out how things work.  While he doesn’t completely understand the rules for games, he is athletic and enjoys all kinds of sports—basketball being his very favorite.  Eli has an infectious laugh and a beautiful, genuine smile.  Overall, his parents report that he is a pretty happy child.

Eli is in the 1st grade and loves school.  He does very well there and is a wonderful student.  If you ask us for his ‘additional records’ we will send you them including his school reports that list multiple glowing comments from his teachers.  He is a class favorite!

Eli loves animals and is kind and gentle with them. His adopted mom reports he is affectionate but not typically one to snuggle or cuddle.  He sleeps well at night.

Eli gets along well with others and children like him and enjoys playing with him.  He doesn’t yet have a ‘best friend’ but children are always happy to see him!

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 DE.  If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize this adoption.  We may be able to work with families in NY on a case by case basis—please write to us if this is you!  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 qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credits.  Write 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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