Full agency fee grant for the adoption of this child!
*Jasper is 11 years old and was adopted internationally in 2016 along with 2 younger brothers. He has made great personal progress in working through his fear of attachment/family and letting down his guard, and they feel that he is ready now to find his forever family! Please write to us at [email protected] if you’d like to learn more about Jasper and the process of being approved for his adoption.
When asked to describe him, Jasper’s adopted parents said, “He is very polite and pleasant. He is athletic but not hyperactive, he can be calm and put a puzzle together or read a book. He can be very sweet and cooperative. He is most happy when playing sports”. Jasper is crazy about sports! He is very talented at soccer but loves to play all sports. He’s so good at soccer that several people have mentioned that he should be on a traveling team! Jasper enjoys building with Legos and other building toys. His family says he’s usually in a good mood, smiles easily (you can see his awesome smile in the photos we share), can be very sweet and is a lot of fun to be around. Jasper is intelligent and came from the international country already reading well (in his native language). He learned English quickly and is proficient. He gets along well with his adopted siblings, enjoys being with them and has never shown any violent behaviors toward them or his adopted parents. He likes to stay busy doing things and is a great helper around the house and in the yard. His adopted dad told us that Jasper is ‘adventurous, outdoorsy, guy’s guy”. His family also told us that Jasper has natural leadership skills, is looked up to by most of his classmates and is usually picked for captain of teams during activities in school.
Jasper is popular and doing well in school. He makes friends easily. He is intelligent and when properly motivated, he can achieve high grades.
Jasper enjoys the family’s pets (cats and dogs) and is involved in their care. He is kind and sweet to them. Jasper is affectionate with friends and family. He sleeps through the night without issue.
Jasper’s family thinks that he would do well in another family who can give him more one-on-one attention. He has years of neglect to make up for and truly desires to be the center of attention for a loving parent. They are willing to consider a 2-parent traditional home or a single (heterosexual) dad for him. Possibly a single mom would work if she had no other children. Second Chance is also requiring that his new family have a current (or easily updated) homestudy and mostly older teens in the home. We may approve you if you have a child younger than Jasper as long as that child is fairly independent and doesn’t require a lot of mom’s attention (no babies or toddlers).
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 state to finalize this adoption. We may be able to work with families in NY on a case-by-case basis—please write to us! There is a generous grant available for his adoption that will cover the full $3500 agency fee. 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 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.