*Kara is 9 years old, and will turn 10 in July 2023. She was adopted through the U.S. foster system when she was two and a half years old. Kara isn’t thriving in her new home which has several other children. She would really benefit from a smaller family size where she gets individualized attention and can blossom into her full potential.
Kara is a very easy-going, go-with-the-flow girl. She enjoys being the center of attention and spending time with others. She is just finishing up the 3rd grade and is doing well in school. Kara is a fantastic reader—she’d read all the time if you let her! She has read the “Little House on the Prairie” books, the “Babysitters’ Club” series, and Beverly Cleary books among others.
Kara loves playing softball and delights in knowing and following the rules. She is great with animals, and while she likes her cats, she thinks dogs are better. While she likes playing outside, she’s just as content to sit inside playing with Legos or putting together a puzzle. These activities are even better if someone is willing to sit and do them with her!
For her adoption, we will consider any family who feels that they have the time to give Kara the one-on-one attention she craves. If you have other children in the home and they are emotionally mature, we will decide on a case-by-case basis if you would be a good fit for Kara. Single parents are encouraged to apply as well. If you fit these requirements, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request more information on why Kara needs a new home.
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 to finalize this adoption. If you live in WI,please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensive than what is listed in our paperwork. 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!
If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, we may be able to work with you depending on a few details.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
*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.