Kassie – Placed
*Kassie is 11 years old and was adopted from US foster care in 2012 when she was 6.
Kassie is in the 4th grade in public school (she was held back in grade 2 since homeschooling didn’t go well). She gets A’s and B’s on her report cards. She is at or above grade-level in most subjects. She is a confident reader and writer. She doesn’t have any behavioral plans such as IEP or 504.
Kassie is creative, can focus on preferred tasks for long periods of time, and has a deep and abiding affection for horses and pretty much any animal she comes into contact with. She has an athletic build and good strength and stamina for activities. Kassie can be friendly to new kids in class, interacts positively with most adults and can be put in charge of a task and complete said task to the best of her ability.
She is resourceful, creative and able to invent games while playing outside, with lots of detail and structure. She prefers structure and schedules she can follow. She is amazing with babies, toddlers and younger children who are NOT her siblings. She will hold a baby for hours and be content to do so and do it with so much love and care. She loves arts and crafts. She can sit for long periods of time quietly working on projects and thoroughly enjoys doing so. She has learned to crochet and makes cards and gifts for family members frequently. She loves horses. She could spend all day with horses and be perfectly content. She loves to bake and cook. She has played volleyball, basketball and baseball. She enjoys outdoor sports most of all. She is friendly, outgoing, and quick to befriend children she meets (strangers). She treats them kindly and respectfully. She has no issues with sharing and can actually be quite generous with time, treasure and talent.
If you have no other children in your home under age 15, have a current home study (or one that can be updated quickly), and are interested in learning more about adopting Kassie, please write back to us at [email protected] and ask for her ‘additional information’. We’d love to share more info on her and our process of being preapproved for her adoption.
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 have to travel to Kassie’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 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.