Please meet Emily: She’s our newest client. She’s a young girl we call “Emily” because we need to keep her name private. She is 11-years-old.
We are looking for a single mom or a two-parent family who is home study ready (or has one that can be updated quickly) with no other children in the home or other children over the age of 15.
The family prefers a Christian home. The family has no preferences as to location or age. They do prefer a stay-at-home mother.
If you fit what we are looking for, please write to us and request her full information at KidTeenadopting@wiaa.org
Emily was adopted when she was 5-years-old from the foster care system. The family has tried their best to meet Emily’s needs. They have come to feel that she would do better in a different family.
The family tells us that Emily has a sad story that has contributed to her needing a new home. She has struggled with home and school situations.
Emily enjoys drawing and coloring. She’s very artistic and loves to be creative. She likes to play outside. She loves music and would love to learn to play an instrument. She likes to watch TV. She is really interested in performing in plays and musicals. She is very fond of animals, especially horses, cats, Guinea pigs and fish.
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, FL, DE or WI. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize the adoption. If you haven’t started your home study, please contact us for information on how to begin one. However, 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 is going to be difficult, but we feel confident that there are parents of all types, single men and women, traditional couples and same-sex couples 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. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
Contact us if you have any questions. Our email is KidTeenadopting@wiaa.org