*Missy is 7 years old and is in need of a different adoptive family. The foster care system in her state attempted so many reunifications and visits with her biological mother, repeatedly pulling her from the family who eventually adopted her, that she does not feel safe or attached to them. In her young mind, she cannot let down her guard or trust this family to ‘keep’ her—this is not her fault or the adoptive family’s fault. Her adopted family has partnered with Second Chance to find Missy’s forever family. One that she can join and stay…somewhere she does not have to worry about being removed—ever. We are looking for a home study-ready family (or one who can be ready quickly) who has no other children under age 10. We would prefer this family only have a couple other children (over age 10) as Missy really deserves to soak up the undivided attention of parents with time especially for her. Having a parent home when she’s home from school would be wonderful too! Missy enjoys attending church, so please let us know if you are a religious family and can continue this tradition for her. If you fit these requirements and are interested in adopting Missy, please write to [email protected] and request her full profile. We have lots of good info to share with you about this little girl including medical and educational records.
Missy is in ballet and girl scouts. She loves to ride bikes, swim (can swim well, has had lessons), jump on the trampoline, and dance. Missy loves to play pretend with her baby dolls, enjoys barbies and loves girly things like painting her nails and wearing dresses. She enjoys playing board games such as Connect 4, Sorry, Jenga, and Guess Who. She loves the outdoors and all kinds of animals. When we asked her family to share about Missy, they told us: she is outgoing, funny, resilient, kind, creative, happy to help, independent and loves to play with other kids. She is always kind to her friends and tries to please her teachers at school.
Click this link to view video of Missy:https://youtu.be/BP1i-dYmu_Q
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! We are only able to work with US citizens living abroad if they are active duty military.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
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*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.