Mary – Placed


Meet Mary!

*Mary is 7 ½ and was adopted internationally 2 years.  Her family was told (and given paperwork) that indicated Mary had mild correctable disabilities.  The orphanage didn’t allow the adoptive family much access to her before the adoption and they did not realize the extent of her needs until testing was conducted by professionals over the course of the last 2 years.  They are not able to give Mary the level of care and support she will need as she grows and are hopeful there is a better fitting family for her who can provide what they cannot. Second Chance is partnering with her family to find a new adoptive family who has a current (or easily updated homestudy) and no other children in the home under age 9.  A traditional two-parent (no same sex) family is preferred who practices any of the well-established Christian religions in the U.S.  Please write to us for her full profile if you’d like to read the full story of why Mary needs a different kind of family, and to learn more about being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption.  Write to us at [email protected] .

Mary’s family told us that she loves dogs, singing, watching Bubble Guppies and other shows with singing and dancing, looking at books and pretending to read (which you’ll see her do in one of the videos posted below), playing dress-up, riding on her Big Wheel, and taking walks.  She enjoys special snacks like popsicles and string cheese.  Mary likes to play outside on the playground, swinging as high as she can on a swing and running through the sprinklers.  She has a big personality and loves lots of hugs, cuddles and kisses.  As you can see by her photo, she participates in ballet for special needs children and LOVES it!

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 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!

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]

Please allow us at least 2 business days to respond to your email—if it’s been longer than that, please check that you spelled our email address correctly [email protected] and also check your ‘junk’ folder for our response, as sometimes our replies are treated as junk mail.

*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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