Wasatch International Adoption



Meet Emmie!

*Emmie is 8 ½ and was adopted internationally when she was almost 2 years old.  Her first adoptive family has partnered with Second Chance to find a new adoptive family with a current (or easily updated) homestudy and no other children in the home under age 12.  She may do well in a home with no other children so she can receive the attention she deserves.  If you fit these qualifications, and are interested in learning more about Emmie and our adoption process, Please write to us at [email protected] and ask for her full profile.

Emmie enjoys making her family laugh and often cracks jokes.  She enjoys teasing and laughing with them.  She blossoms with individual attention and likes to play board games.  She is a helpful child both at school and home—constantly thinking of ways to help others or find/get things they need.  Emmie enjoys cleaning—probably because she is good at it and also enjoys the verbal praise that comes with doing a good job.  She will happily clean her room or other rooms of the house, and is eager to help pick up after trimming plants on the patio.  She reads well and enjoys both reading to herself and having bedtime stories read to her.  She also likes to draw and has several drawing books full of her work.  Emmie loves her stuffed animals most of all.  She will spend hours play-acting with them.  She sleeps with at least 10 stuffed animals on her bed.  She cycles through her 50+ stuffed animals so that she has a different favorite at different times.  

Emmie likes to watch cartoons on tv along with watching people’s recordings of playing video game such as Minecraft.  Her family likes to throw around quotes from various movies and tv shows—Emmie gets into this too and has a surprisingly good handle on when to throw out a quote—it makes them laugh, every time!

Emmie has a big bag of plastic dinosaurs that she plays with regularly—she knows the scientific names for all of them.  She really enjoyed the Planet Earth series and knows a surprisingly large number of facts about sea creatures.  She has a great memory for interesting facts.

Emmie is generally a happy and talkative child with an upbeat personality.  She never holds a grudge.  She is excited about all family activities and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible.

Emmie is an affectionate child who likes hugs and to say “I love you”.  She has appropriate stranger danger.  Emmie adores animals (mostly dogs) and is very caring toward them.  

Emmie struggles with anger, aggression and temper tantrums. Please ask us about this at [email protected]

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. 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.  

Contact 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 [email protected] 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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