*Nick is 7 years old and was adopted out of US foster care. He was adopted into a home with lots of other children very close to his age (younger and older). He has also had 4 visits a year with his bio mom since his adoption. We feel that both of these situations have resulted in his inability to attach securely to his adopted family. We are hopeful that in a new, smaller family, Nick will have the chance to attach well and soak up all the attention he’s craving. We are looking for a family with a current (or easily updated) homestudy, and no other kids in the home under age 9. We will consider a single dad for Nick, but not a single mom as he does much better with male parental figures. If you fit what we’re looking for and are interested in knowing more about this child and our process of being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption, please write to [email protected] and request his full profile.
Nick’s family told us he likes reading, playing Legos, bike riding, jumping on the trampoline and playing outdoors. He enjoys camping and hiking. He is a kind, outgoing, cheerful, joyful and helpful little boy. Nick is adventurous with foods—always willing to try something new and likes veggies and spicy foods that other kids his age do not. His favorite foods are ribs and watermelon. He likes to build with Legos, both using instructions as well as his imagination to create new structures and pieces to play with. He has an active imagination and enjoys playing with his creations when he’s done building. He isn’t a ‘neat’ or ‘messy’ kid—kind of right down the middle. He may leave socks lying around on the floor, but line up his toothbrush and comb neatly on the counter. Some of his strong qualities include: curiosity, considerate of others and enthusiasm for life.
Please follow this link for a video of Nick:https://youtu.be/R3gfUsBvfQM
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.