Meet Mandy!

*Mandy is 7 years old and was adopted internationally.  Mandy struggles with food insecurity and attachment issues in her current home.  She needs a family or single mom who has no other children under age 10.  If you’d like to know more about adopting Mandy, please write us for her ‘full profile’.  We’d love to share more about her need for a new family as well as our preapproval process for a Second Chance adoption.  Please write to [email protected]

Mandy loves music and dancing.  She can be quite silly when she is engaged with music.  She is a quick learner and good helper.  She prefers things neat and tidy and will offer to help with various chores around the house.  Mandy follows directions well and obeys rules.  She thrives when expectations are clearly outlined and she likes to keep to a strict schedule.  She enjoys school and learning.  She likes play dough, coloring and drawing.  She also likes school and participates appropriately (Both pre-pandemic and virtual school).  Swinging on the swing set is her favorite outdoor activity.  She will swing for long stretches of time.  She also really enjoys the family’s cat and will carry on conversations with him.

Speaking of pets, a sweet relationship formed between her and a rescued barn cat.  He was rescued from a bad situation and spent some time in a crate during his recovery.  She would sit and talk to him for long periods of time.  It was touching to see her bonding with him over their shared traumatic past.  Mandy has a nurturing and gentle side.  She was tender and careful with the baby chicks they had this spring.

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.

Contact us at [email protected]

*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.


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