*Liam turned 6 this past summer and was adopted through US foster care. For the first 1.5 years of fostering, his adopted family was court-ordered to drop him off for visitations with his bio family who were both abusive and neglectful. These visits were traumatic for Liam and he exhibited difficult behaviors surrounding each visit. Unfortunately, these required visits prevented a secure (safe) attachment to his adopted family. He does not feel secure with them and his behaviors are worsening in the home. We agree with them that a fresh start in a new, different family is necessary for Liam to learn to feel safe and attach.
We are looking for a homestudy ready family (or one that can be quickly), with no other kids under age 9 to adopt Liam.
Liam loves attending church, singing worship songs and learning about Jesus, so his new family requirements include a mainstream Christian family. If this fits your family and you are interested in learning more about this little boy, please read through the rest of this profile and then write us back for his ‘additional info’. We have redacted school, medical and other records to share with you. Write to [email protected] . We would love to share our process of being approved for a Second Chance adoption.
Liam’s adopted family tells us that he has a neat personality and is a fun kid to be around, especially if he gets one-on-one with his person. Whenever they are able to give him undivided attention he does very well and they can catch glimpses of the happy, little boy he’s supposed to be. Liam is friendly and easy to converse with. He is not shy and will introduces himself to adults, teachers and peers. He thrives with routine and is task oriented. He likes to complete jobs and feels proud to cross them off his task whiteboard. He loves to sleep. Sometimes he still takes afternoon naps and will easily fall asleep and stay asleep at night.
He is hypervigilant and observes, remembers, and communicates details from his environment. He is happy to help others such as helping load the dishwasher, or a classmate with schoolwork. Liam enjoys critical thinking activities, such as puzzles, mazes, word searches, and problem-solving games. His family refers to him as the “number machine.” He learns well through music and easily memorizes lyrics. He has shown a recent interest in learning the piano. He spends hours at his art table, drawing, cutting, gluing, and building new projects. He likes to slide down creek waterfalls, catch minnows, play with his diggers in the dirt, and gather eggs from the chicken coop. He is an avid reader and placed in a high-level reading group in his kindergarten class. He often spends hours sounding out words in new books. He is empathetic with classmates offering to help them with their work or when they are hurt. He is resilient and has withstood life’s hardships. He is curious and creative. He enjoys hiking, catching beetles, building with sticks and rocks, helping with yard work and riding his bike like a motorcycle. Liam tends to be clean, organized and tidy; particular about his things. He enjoys coloring, building things, and working on puzzles. If left to himself, he’d rather be inside, but he enjoys being outside a lot too. His favorite color is red. He likes to sing worship songs, watch tv shows with music, and memorize lyrics.
Please click this link to view a video of Liam: https://youtu.be/-P2ulaLsQl8
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 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! We are only able to work with US citizens living abroad if they are active duty military.
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.