*Henry is 7 years old and was adopted last month (Sept 2018) internationally. Since coming home, the family has discovered he has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and are unable to provide the long-term care that Henry is going to need. We are hoping to find a new adoptive family for him who is willing and able to give Henry a full and loving life. You will need to have a current homestudy for this adoption. If you do not have one, but are interested in adopting Henry, please write to us and ask how you can get started with the process. We would love to work with you! Please read through this profile and write us back for his additional (adoption and medical) records if you are interested in adopting him. Write to [email protected] .
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Henry can go into a home with younger children.
Henry is on his best behavior and easy-going 99.7% of the time, according to his new adoptive parents. He is shy when introduced to new people or situations but warms up quickly. Henry’s family reports that he is a go-with-the-flow kind of guy. He is happy to explore his new world, at home and in the car. He finds ways of entertaining himself playing inside or outside. He loves books, coloring, toys that sing/talk/make noise. He likes to practice school work in English and learned to write his name in just one day! He has a great personality, good behaviors and eating habits, and sleeps well. He likes to dance to music, make silly faces, and enjoys a game of hiding and popping out to surprise family members to make them smile. He is patient in learning new things and trying to understand a new language. He is kind and willing to share or give up a toy if his younger (not adopted) brother objects. He willingly follows instructions and obeys quickly. Henry likes to play t-ball and kick a soccer ball. He does not yet need any assistive aids to move around.
Henry is easy to please with food, eats well and always asks permission before getting a snack. He likes all kinds of foods.
Henry is waiting on enrollment in the local school and is enjoying learning at home. He strives to do well in each assignment he’s given.
Please click on this link to view video of Henry:
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 east coast to finalize the adoption in the child’s state of origin. If you have never had a home study before, please let us know. We would love to work with you to get paperwork ready, so you can bring Henry home! Please write to us and ask us how to get started.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credits.
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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.