*Lila just turned 6 at the end of April (2020) and was adopted internationally. She is deaf and used ASL for communication. The full scope of her needs was not known at that time including mild effects from Cornelia de Lange Syndrome that will likely mean she will need care for her lifetime. She needs to be readopted into a home that is able to provide a higher level of care than her current adopted family can give. We are looking for a family who is fluent in ASL as well as not having any other children under age 8 in the home. This family needs to have a current (or easily updated) homestudy. Her family will consider a traditional two parent home or a single parent with no other children. Lila needs to see specialists at a children’s hospital quarterly, so access will also need to be fairly easy. If you fit these requirements, write to us for her full profile. Please write to email@example.com .
Lila loves everything to do with water. Drinking, bathing, swimming, water tables, etc. Put her in a life jacket and she will swim for hours. Given attention, she is a happy little girl with a great smile and giggle. She is full of life and energy. Lila loves being outside. She enjoys playgrounds where she can climb, swing, and slide—and these are great outlets for her energy. She also enjoys the trampoline. Her adoptive family tells us that she is a resilient child who transitions well to new or different situations. Lila is a curious child who likes to examine and explore new toys. She especially enjoys sensory play such as play-dough, water beads, chewy necklaces, gum, swinging, etc. She can be very affectionate and likes to be cuddled and have her arms and back rubbed. She has a toy kitchen that she likes to play with; rearranging foods and pots and pans all around. She doesn’t necessarily play with them as other children would though, but is good at self-entertainment. She also knows when she needs a break from stimulation and will take herself somewhere for a quiet break. Lila likes to help clean up toys, put laundry in her basket and throw things in the trash. She has made a lot of progress both physically and developmentally since her adoption.
Lila uses ASL as her primary means of communication. She currently uses over 100 signs spontaneously, as tracked by her school. We hope that her new adoptive family will be able to enroll her into a school for the deaf as well as being fluent in ASL.
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 for finalization of the 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 may qualify 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 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.