*Ellen just turned 8 years old and was adopted internationally. As is common with children in the Second Chance program, Ellen’s needs surpass her current family’s ability to care for her. Ellen needs to be the youngest child in her family so there is no competition for attention. Ellen has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair. We are looking for a homestudy ready (or can be within a few weeks) family with no other children under age 10 (and any children over 10 need to be larger and show a stronger will than Ellen, as she tends to be bossy). Ellen has a strong aversion to cats (for some reason!) so we are looking for a cat-free home—she does okay with large pets. She also needs to have ongoing physical therapy, so please check into that in your area if you’re interested in adopting her. If you fit what we’re looking for, please write to us and request her full profile. We have a lot more information to share with you about this child’s need for a different adoptive home. Please write to email@example.com .
Ellen loves music, blowing bubbles, reading books, and playing with dolls (she doesn’t play house/family with them, but likes to braid their hair and bounce them around). She is cheerful and enjoys helping people with projects. She loves to play with her hair and do other people’s hair. She loves horses. Her family reports that Ellen is active, outgoing, friendly, affectionate, flexible and adaptable. She is an easy-going child who likes dogs and horses. She likes to color and write, and loves rock climbing and hiking using her all-terrain wheelchair. Elsa is her favorite movie and she loves it for the music. Her favorite color is green.
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, WI or DE. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize this adoption. If you live in WI, please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensive than what is listed in our paperwork. 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! We are only able to work with US citizens living abroad if they are active duty military.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
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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 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.