Wasatch International Adoption



Meet Jameson!

*Jameson is 8 years old and was adopted internationally when he was almost 3.  He has never attached to his adopted family and they are hoping in a different family situation he will.  They are working with Second Chance to find a better fitting home for Jameson with parents who are able to focus more time on his development as well as safety.  Jameson needs to have a dairy and sugar-free (fruit and processed) diet.  Second Chance is requiring that the new home have no other children under age 10 and a current (or easily updated) homestudy.  If this fits you, please read through the rest of this profile and write us back for Jameson’s additional records.  Write to us at secondcha[email protected] .

Jameson likes to color.  He also likes educational games on the tablet.  He enjoys sweeping which is his daily chore.  He does a great job with any chores he can help with around the house.  He prefers organization and likes to fold and put away his own laundry.  He seems to gain a sense of accomplishment from doing a good job and if offered help, he politely (and firmly) refuses and says he can take care of it himself.  Jameson is analytical and attentive to numbers.  For example, he will say, “We need to be there at 1:10 and it’s 12:57 right now, so we only have 13 minutes to get there”.  He has a great imagination and uses it to build interesting things withLegos.  He prefers to entertain himself.  Jameson enjoys ice skating and hockey.  Because he has a little left hand, he prides himself on being able to get his gear on and off himself.  He practiced and practiced until he accomplished this feat!

Jameson likes to sing when he’s happy, mostly Christian songs.  He is determined to not let his small left hand interfere or prevent him from doing things that other boys his age would typically do.  He does have appropriate physical safety awareness and doesn’t often get hurt.  He does struggle to swim and is not a good swimmer.  Jameson is pretty easy going and adjusts to whatever is going on.  He is a people pleaser, so he likes to help out and also to complete his schoolwork.  He is meticulous, orderly and clean.  His favorite color is blue, he has a few favorite stuffed animals, and he LOVES pizza!

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 original 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 costs for the adoption are $300 application fee, $3500 agency fee, a lawyer in your state for ICPC and finalization ($2000-$4000) and travel to the child’s state for a couple days to bring him home. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credits.

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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