*Natalie is 8 years old (9 in July) and was adopted domestically when she was 1.5 after a failed kinship placement. She lives in a small town where many of her biological relatives live, making it challenging for her to feel attached to her adoptive mom. Due to some harmful situations in her past, Natalie can struggle knowing how to behave appropriately around children her age and younger. Natalie needs a family with no other children under the age of 12 where she can receive the attention and direction she desperately wants and needs.
For her adoption, we will consider families who either have no children or only children 12 or over living in the home. Single parents are encouraged to apply as well. If you fit these requirements, email us at email@example.com and request more information on why Natalie needs a new home.
Natalie is polite and well-mannered with a bubbly personality. She likes having conversations with adults and is not shy. She loves the color purple and riding her bike. She is an adventurous eater and will eat anything from pizza to sushi—but her all-time favorite food is Mac n’Cheese!
She is pretty amazing at cleaning up and taking care of possessions. She likes to be organized and does better with minimal “stuff” and less chaos in her space. One of her favorite activities right now is putting together diamond dot pictures. While she doesn’t mind sitting and reading or doing a craft, her preference is being with someone. She loves one-on-one time and being together. She doesn’t currently have pets, but her hope is to one day become a veterinarian.
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, WI or DE. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize this adoption. If you live in WI or FL, please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensive than what is listed in our paperwork. 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!
If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, we may be able to work with you depending on a few details.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
*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.