Meet Emmie!

There is a $7,500 grant for this adoption that will cover the agency fee and should also cover any legal fees.

*Emmie is 10 years old 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.  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 is generally a happy and talkative child with an upbeat personality.  She blossoms with individual attention.  She is an affectionate child who likes hugs and to say “I love you”.  She has appropriate stranger danger.  Emmie adores animals and is very caring toward them.  She never holds a grudge.  She is excited about all family activities and enjoys being outdoors.

Emmie enjoys making her family laugh and often cracks jokes.  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!

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, and she is eager to help pick up after trimming plants on the patio.  

Emmie’s 4th grade teacher reports that she is “well-liked by her peers and has a core group of friends across all grade levels.  She demonstrates strength and interest in English Language Arts.  In the classroom, she shows great enthusiasm for hands-on experiments.  Emmie also like to draw, try new things, and to be independent.”  

Emmie’s passion is reading, and she is currently reading at the 5th grade level, even though she is only in the 4th grade.  Her favorite books are the Spirit Animals series and the Dog Man series.  She just started the first book of the Harry Potter series.  She also likes to draw and has several drawing books full of her work.  

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 large number of facts about sea creatures.  She has a great memory for interesting facts.

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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