*Jackson just turned 7 and was adopted domestically. From age 10 months to 4 years, he had court-ordered unsupervised visits with his bio mom where abuse occurred consistently. He would scream and cry and cling to his foster (now adoptive) mom every time she dropped him off for visits. The judge involved with the case refused to do anything to protect Jackson during these visits and the abuse continued for years. As you may imagine, trust between Jackson and his adoptive parents was irretrievably broken as a result of the visits.
After years of therapy with no positive changes, they have come to the terrible conclusion that he will never heal and reach his potential in their home. We are partnering with them to find him a new adoptive home where he can be the youngest by at least 2 years—we will consider families with no other children under age 9 and a current (or easily updated) homestudy. His family would prefer a traditional 2-parent or single dad home for him with a family who is Bible-believing Christians. If this fits your family, please write to us at [email protected]and request his ‘full profile’. We have much more info to share with you on this little boy. Please write to us!
Jackson likes riding his two-wheel bike, swimming (with a lifejacket), swinging, being outside, highly-directed tasks, Legos (he’s a by-the-book kind of guy who wants everything to be exact, without any piece out of place). He is a good eater and enjoys all kinds of food. He likes doing things one-on-one with parents, especially dad. He likes asking questions–sometimes he’s just jabbering, trying to keep your attention, but sometimes he is a deep thinker and figuring things out. As you can see by his photo, he has a great smile! Jackson has a lot of strength and energy. He likes to help with household chores and be a helper. He enjoys deep sensory input type activities (jumping, swinging, ball pit, compression shirt, heavy work (pushing or pulling something heavy). He likes his chewy necklaces but dislikes a weighted blanket. Although he may be a bit more outdoorsy, he enjoys inside activities too. He is a child who prefers things neat and he has a place for everything. He likes Spiderman and the color blue. His adopted dad told us that while he likes to be a goofy party animal, Jackson also has a serious side when he wants to analyze things and think deeply about some topics.
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 for finalization of the 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. This adoption may qualify 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.