*Millie is 8 years old and was adopted last year. She was adopted into a home that already had an adopted child from a very traumatic background. The children each trigger the other’s trauma history and the placement is not working. Her adopted mom is working with Second Chance to find a new adoptive home for Millie who will not have the trauma triggers that her home does. We are looking for a new adoptive family for Millie who has a current home study (or one that can be quickly updated), no other children under age 11 and boys should be at least 13. Write us back at [email protected] and ask for Millie’s ‘full profile’. We would love to tell you all about being preapproved for an adoption with our program!
When asked to describe Millie, her adopted mom told us that Millie is friendly, cheerful, kind, and bright. When she feels strong emotion, she blushes easily. A girlie-girl—she loves dresses, singing and dancing and things like ballet and gymnastics (she really really wants to take a gymnastics class!) She has a stage presence and LOVES to be the center of attention! She is outgoing and has never met a stranger. She is a little mother hen when it comes to others! She is tender and loving and sweet to little children. She is quick to assist in getting help if anyone gets hurt. She once wrote out a ‘care plan’ for her adopted mom when she was sick detailing rest, keeping warm and drinking water! Millie wants to grow up to do something that helps kids. She anticipates the needs of others and loves to help with chores. She has a strong desire for things to be fair for everyone and always wants the rules of games to help everyone work well together—she is always looking out for others and doesn’t hesitate to speak up when something isn’t fair to someone else. She is an affectionate little girl who loves to give and get hugs! Just look at that sweet smile and scrunchy little nose! Millie is kind and gentle to animals. She loves Sleeping Beauty and Frozen—and her favorite color is Teal (which looks awesome with her fair complexion). She enjoys coloring and can often be found in a quiet place drawing or coloring pictures for people! Millie will do anything, even if it makes her look silly, to make a person laugh or feel better.
Millie is at or above grade level in all subjects in school. She LOVES to read and will read anything she can get her hands on. Princess, fairy and mermaid books are her favorites. She finds pride in knowing she’s reading above the grade level of her peers.
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 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 legal costs involved. This adoption qualifies 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.