Kallie- Placed


Meet Kalli!

*Kalli is turning 10 the first week of April.  She was adopted internationally when she was 5 years old into a large adoptive family. Kalli has not attached well to this family and is frequently upset by her parents attending to other children (most of them have a high level of special needs).  They feel she will be happier in a smaller home with no children around her age or younger, and also with parents that can spend more time with her.  We are looking for a new adoptive family for Kalli who has no other children under age 12 and a current (or easily updated) home study. Read through this profile and write us back for her additional information, if you’d like to know more about Kalli and our process of being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption.  Please write to [email protected]

Kalli has Cerebral Palsy and is ambulatory although non-verbal at this time.  She enjoys anything she can do with her hands: tearing paper, coloring, or stringing beads.  She likes girly stuff—she loves dresses, pretty clothes (especially dresses) and painting her nails.  She glows when complimented.  Kalli likes to smile and laugh (and she has a wonderful smile, as you can see in her pictures!)  She has a wonderful, contagious laugh, her adopted Dad told us and any one-on-one interaction with her brings out her beautiful smile.  She craves and blossoms with personal interactions.  Kalli prefers quiet and calm situations; sitting on the porch with someone is her idea of perfect!

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 NY, CT, MA, or DE.  If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize 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. Thie adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.  

Contact us at [email protected]

*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.


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