Meet Nora!

*Nora recently turned 8 and was adopted from foster care.  She was adopted along with a disabled younger half sibling and both children experienced extreme trauma in the bio home.  As long as Nora remains in this adoptive home and is continually triggered by the younger sibling, she is unable to move forward in healing.  We agree with her adopted parents that a two-parent home where she can be the youngest by at least 6 years (this means no other children in the home under age 14) or an only child, would be ideal for her.  

Nora is currently in out-of-the home treatment because living with her half sibling is too traumatizing for both of them.

Second Chance also requires that you have a current homestudy (or one that can be updated within 3 weeks) for one of our adoptions. If a family has previous experience raising children from traumatic backgrounds, we may consider them provided there are no other children under age 10-11.  Since Nora has such a heightened need for individual attention, a single parent will not be considered at this time.  If these requirements fit your family, please write us for her ‘full profile’.  We would love to share more about this child’s need for a new adoptive home as well as our process for being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption.  Please write to [email protected] .

Nora’s family tells us that she is an optimistic, happy, funny, playful, independent and witty child who is compassionate toward others.  She loves to read all kinds of books—she really enjoys books about animals.  Relaxing with a good book is one of her favorite activities.  Nora also enjoys drawing and painting.  She also likes to attend church and AWANA and acting in her school’s plays.  She likes to sing and enjoys making up songs of her own, as well as writing short stories.  Nora LOVES all animals, especially dogs and horses.  Her adopted family feels she would thrive in a family who lives out of town and had animals for her to care for.  She would love to live in the country where she has room to roam and outside chores to help her adult complete.  She is an out-doorsy kid, not meant for city-apartment living!

Nora enjoys group activities like playing games as a family, sitting around the backyard fire pit, camping and cooking together.  Her family reports that she is an inquisitive, goal-oriented child who is always determined to finish any job she starts.  She recently started learning to box, which is a good outlet for her energy.  She also enjoys riding her 2-wheel bike. She tends to be a bit messy but takes great care of all her stuffed animals—feeding and watering them daily.  

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, ID (only for this child), 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 costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

Contact us at [email protected]

*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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