*Evan is 5 ½ years old and was adopted internationally. He was adopted into a family with several other children including a boy about a year older than him. He had quite a few minor medical/surgical procedures completed right after coming home. The family fears that he associates them with the painful procedures as well as a need to compete with the boy close to his age—these two things have prevented a secure, positive attachment for Evan to this family. They have made the very difficult decision to work with Second Chance to find a new adoptive home for Evan. We are looking for a homestudy ready (or can be quickly) family with no other children under age 8 to adopt Evan. Evan does best with a daily routine to follow rather than too much free time. We hope his new family will have the patience to help him achieve his best while also providing a consistent daily routine. If this fits your family, please write to us for his full profile. We would love to share with you the full reason why Evan needs a different adoptive home. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Evan loves collecting rocks. He is very curious about how things work and frequently disassembles things to see how they work (he doesn’t always end up reassembling correctly afterwards, though!) He is great at matching puzzles with animals, shapes and the alphabet (like Melissa & Doug wooden piece puzzles). He likes to play matching games too. Evan enjoys sensory toys like playdoh and kinetic sand. He also enjoys magna-tiles but lacks imagination skills at this point and builds the exact same house every time. He does not yet play with imaginative toys like blocks or Legos. He does like to play with his play kitchen set too. He mimics what others show him, and does not yet have imagination to do anything different with his toys. His adopted family tells us that he is a talkative, social, active and independent child. He likes to feel helpful and is eager to please when given one-on-one attention. When we asked, they told us that Evan’s favorite color is brown, but he will quickly follow that up by listing all the colors of the rainbow after that! He loves all kinds of foods and has no texture issues. He is an adventurous and eager eater although he is on a dairy/gluten free diet. Evan also loves to paint and make arts and crafts. He loves using puffy paints. He is not especially neat or messy—he can put his papers nicely into his backpack from school, but struggles with cleaning up toys sometimes. Adopted mom says she thinks that is more about not knowing where to start or being overwhelmed by all the toys being out, than being messy or neat.
Evan loves to be independent and is able to do most normal self-care activities appropriate to a 5-year-old such as dressing and undressing, brushing his teeth and hair and toileting. He recently scored well on his kindergarten standardized testing. Evan knows the alphabet and can count to 20.
Watch a video of Evan here https://youtu.be/c9W4jC8BQBc
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, 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! If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, we may be able to work with you depending on a few details.
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.