Marcus – Placed


Meet Marcus!

*Marcus is 5 years old (as of May) and was adopted from the Ukraine 2 years ago into a large family with several other special needs children all close in age.  He has Down’s Syndrome.

His family feels he would do much better in a different, smaller family with parents who have the time to help him reach his potential.

If you have a current (or easily updated homestudy), no other children under age 8 in your home and the desire to parent Marcus, please write to us for his full profile and learn about our process of being approved for a Second Chance adoption.

Marcus is friendly and eager to please.  He loves music and enjoys “singing” along.  Although he is non-verbal at this time, he has learned many signs and uses most of them appropriately to communicate his wants and needs. We have a list of the ASL he knows and uses.  If he doesn’t know a sign for something, he will point.  He is good at making his needs known.

Marcus enjoys preschool and has an IEP.  He is developmentally delayed in all areas due to living his first three years in an orphanage.  He is making progress toward his goals with the help of therapy.  Marcus loves Pixar movies, especially Monster’s Inc.  His adopted mom says he has a smile and giggle that can light up a room!

If you are interested in knowing more about Marcus and our adoption process, please write back to us at [email protected] and ask for Marcus’s full profile.

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 need to travel to the child’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 involved. This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credits.

*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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