Ella is a 12-year-old girl that was adopted through foster care when she was younger. While Ella was in foster care, she continued to have visits with her biological mother. Ella hoped to return to live with her birth mother, but she was unable to provide a safe environment for Ella. Ella was very upset when she was told that she wouldn’t be returning to her birth mother. Her foster family (current adoptive family) took the brunt of her anger. That experience along with other emotional trauma that happened in her adoptive family, made it difficult for her and her family to connect with one another. Ella’s family have partnered with KidTeen Adoptions to try and find her a new family. We are looking for a single parent or traditional two parent household. Ella does well around other children and has actually said that she would love to be the oldest in a new family. She wants to “be a good example and leader” to younger kids. Families with children will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Ella would also do well as an only child. The family prefers a Christian family but are open to other religions. There is no preference on age, employment and location of the new family.
Ella is described as very social. She likes meeting new people and developing friendships. She was the President of her 5th grade class and was voted on by her peers. She is well liked by others. Ella is going into 7th grade and enjoys school. She loves to write and illustrate her own stories. Ella is a natural leader and performer. She loves to sing, dance and listen to music. She enjoys animals and rode horses for a few years in the past. Ella is active and likes outdoor activities like riding her bike, kayaking, canoeing and swimming. If you want to be her best friend, then simply offer her Reese’s peanut butter cups. They are high on her favorites list.
Ella did not get a good start in her current family. Both Ella and her family experienced trauma, unrelated to her adoption, that has hindered their attachment to one another. Ella does well outside of her home and this makes us hopeful that she’ll do well given a fresh start with a different family.
If you fit what we are looking for, please write to us and request her full information. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a private adoption, so a state or foster care home study might not work. A state authorized private domestic or international home study is generally required. You will need a current, updated or new home study for this adoption.
Due to state laws, we are unable to place this child in CT, MA, NY, or DE. If you live in WI, there are a few steps that have to be followed, but it is possible to adopt from there. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize the adoption. We have made recent connections in FL that could potentially make it possible to place in that state. Please contact us for more information.
If we have home study ready families for this child, we will consider them first. Therefore, if you are willing to take a child between the ages of 9 and 15, we suggest you begin the process as soon as possible.
We know that adopting a child over the age of 9 could be difficult, but we feel confident that there are parents of all types out there who love kids and would love to add them to their families.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated with them. There are grants out there to help fund your adoption (please request that information.) This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
Contact us if you have any questions or want to know more about Ella. Our email is email@example.com