*Lawton is 10 years old and was adopted domestically.
A grant is available for this adoption that will cover the agency fee.
Lawton has Hemophilia (which is well controlled with weekly injections). His current family is quite large and he often pushes the issue of his hemophilia as a reason to be ‘more important’ than the other children in the home. We feel this is how he is crying out for more individual attention—which isn’t possible in a large family. Lawton will do best with a male/female parent family but may also do well with a single dad (he relates to men more easily and seems to show more respect). We will not consider a same sex household for him. Lawton has always lived with Christian families and seems to share those beliefs, so we hope his new family will continue to foster that as he grows. Second Chance is requiring that Lawton’s new family have no other children under age 12 (and any children in the home should be open to being helpful and showing extra kindness as he works through behaviors). We also require that all our adoptive families have current private homestudies (or one that can be updated within a few weeks). Lawton needs to see a hematologist every 6-12 months. The one he is seeing currently lives a distance away and they keep in touch via tele-health. If your family fits what Lawton needs, please write us for his full profile. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org . There is a $3500 grant available for Lawton’s adoption. It will be used to cover the agency fee for his adoption.
Lawton enjoys crafts, especially making origami (see his cute instruction video below). He enjoys riding his bike (without training wheels) and swimming (with a life jacket). Due to hemophilia, he is unable to engage in any contact sports, but is interested in swimming or playing tennis in school as he gets older. He enjoys playing superheroes and has a wonderful imagination. His favorite color is blue and he LOVES cheese pizza. He is attached to his ring-tailed lemur stuffed animal.
Lawton is in the 4th grade and does well in most subjects. Reading is his favorite subject and he enjoys sci-fi, animal books and comics. He even writes some of his own comics!
Please click this link to view his cute instructional video on origami:
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, WI 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 or FL, 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.
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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.