Mark – Placed


Meet Mark!

This child has a full grant for the agency fee of $3500.

*Mark is 11 and was adopted out of foster care last year along with an older brother. He and his brother share a trauma bond which has made it difficult for both boys to overcome their past history of neglect, abuse and multiple home placements while they are living together.  Mark has spent almost a year at a live-in attachment center learning great new behaviors, attitudes and coping mechanisms and is doing well.  We feel he is now ready for a new adoptive family and hope that you will contact us for his information if you are homestudy ready (or will be soon). While we normally want a child to be the youngest in the home, Mark gets along well with all ages, so we are looking for a family with no children between the ages of 8 and 13.

We would love to share detailed information on Mark and our process of being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption.  Please write to us at [email protected].

Mark is generally reserved and a bit shy.  He is mechanically inclined with a great mind toward engineering abilities.  He enjoys building with Legos.  He is an intelligent kid who likes to join in games, pitch in to help adults around the house or farm, feed and water the farm animals, and likes to read.  He prefers to be outside rather than inside.  He complies with rules easily and is agreeable about things in general.  He is tender-hearted and recently started crying while watching a tv program where a whale ate a seal

Mark is in the 5th grade and being homeschooled with a teacher through the attachment center.  He gets along well with everyone—his school tutor paired him with the most difficult girl in the program because she knew he would do great with her—and he has!  There is currently a blind child at the center and Mark is especially helpful and kind to this child.

We carefully select children for enrollment into our program whom we feel will do great in a new adoptive home.  We pride ourselves on having at least 95% success in our secondary adoption matches and work hard with our program director and social worker to figure out the best possible family dynamics for each of our kids.  We feel that Mark has an excellent chance of bonding successfully to a new family

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, IN, 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 might not be able to 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 are costs associated This adoption qualifies 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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