*Jared is 9 years old and was adopted internationally. He was adopted into a family with two children very close to his age and one younger. The family has struggled to integrate him into their lives and home but feel that he would do better in a different family. They are hoping to find a family who is active in the LDS or other church, with no other children under age 12 who has experience raising a child with disabilities. Second Chance requires that an adoptive family have a current (or easily updated) homestudy. If you fit this, please write us for his ‘full profile’ to learn more about Jared and our preapproval process. We have lots of information to share with you. Write to [email protected] .
Jared’s adopted family tells us that he is a cheerful and resilient child. He is quick to laugh, to love and to forgive. He has a great silly sense of humor. He is good at sharing, has a vivid imagination, loves art and is very interested in electronics and how they work. He rides his 2-wheel bike and scooter well. He is a good swimmer who loves water in all places from the bathtub to the ocean. He adores animals and is gentle and sweet to them. He likes to use chalk to draw intricate things on the sidewalk such as robots with connecting electrical wiring to make them work. He likes the texture of play dough and prefers imaginative play with it over Legos or nuts/bolts (things with directions or rules). He likes to pick flowers in the yard for bouquets. When he was first adopted, he was quite weak, but he has gotten physically stronger now and has the stamina to go for walks with the family and jump on the trampoline. He has a lot of stuffed animals that he is attached to—he sleeps with them at night and likes to take a few with him when he goes for car rides. He also has a yellow bear that he brought from China that is very special to him. Jared played goal ball (soccer for sight impaired) and came to enjoy it.
Jared likes all kinds of food with his favorites being pizza, pasta, rice and orange juice juiced at home.
Jared has one glass eye and can see 400/20 from his other. He is learning Braille in case his seeing eye fails. For now, he can read if the font is large and he holds it close to his eye. He is doing well in school, and is well liked by teachers and peers.
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 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. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credits.
*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 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.