*Jared is 7 years old and was adopted from US foster care when he was 3.
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Jared struggles in this home that also has several children younger than him. As you know, if you follow our program, this can be recipes for disaster for children from traumatic pasts. The good news is that many children like this little guy have found healing and a secure attachmentwhen given the chance to start over in a new home. We are looking for a homestudy ready (or can be quickly) traditional (male/female) Christian family or single parent with no other children in the home under the age of 11. Jared struggles transitioning environments and needs to have a stay-at-home parent. He also does much better in the homeschool environment than he does anywhere else, so we are hoping his new adoptive family can teach him from home although this is not a firm requirement. If you fit these requirements, please write us back for his ‘full profile’. We have more info to share with you along with our process of being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption. Please write to [email protected] .
Jared’s family tells us he enjoys helping with cooking and baking, playing outside, playing with basketballs and bouncy balls, building towers with magnets and blocks and going for walks. He loves super heroes like firefighters and police officers. He really likes sensory activities which include swinging in hammocks, deep hugs, coloring, Playdough and playing with water, sand, beans and dry rice/noodles at the sensory table. Jared is very friendly and loves hugs from family and friends. He is energetic and likes to keep busy but also enjoys movies and crafts sometimes. He is a smiley and silly little boy who loves to make people laugh. He is the king of silly faces and has a big sense of humor. He loves race cars, super heroes, firetrucks and learning about construction and dinosaurs. He likes to pretend to be a hero and save people from bad guys. He’s always up for pepperoni pizza or mac n’ cheese and interested in helping if someone is cooking. He likes to feel big and often asks if he can “do some jobs” and tries to load the dishwasher, tidy up, or help outside. He’s so proud of riding his bike without training wheels and dribbling a basketball. Jared is resilient and brave and often tries to find humor in life challenges.
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, NY or DE. 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 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.