*Noralyn recently turned 13 years old (May 2018) and was adopted from US foster care. We don’t usually take children this old into our program, but her case is different. She was adopted by a family with elderly parents with two disabled adult children in their home who are requiring a lot of care. The parents feel that they are not giving Noralyn what she deserves so we are looking for a new adoptive home for her.
Noralyn is happy, helpful and compassionate. She is confident and has positive self- esteem. She loves music (modern pop) and cooking (can cook independently sometimes and enjoys side-by-side cooking with mom and cooking classes in school). She is kind, gentle and helpful to elderly and handicapped persons. Noralyn craves affirmation and wants to please. She is not shy and enjoys making and keeping friends. She has a group of about 5 best friends. She loves to draw and is awesome at it. Her family reports she is happy, healthy, physically fit and loves to play outside riding her bike or playing tennis or soccer. She likes skating, bowling, climbing walls and dancing. She loves to be outside and is more tomboy than girly-girl! She can be a bit disorganized so she needs reminders to keep her room clean. She has good personal hygiene, but sometimes rushes out the door without brushing that long beautiful hair. She loves all pasta—especially spaghetti and Mac and Cheese.
Noralyn is advancing to the 8th grade this fall. She has never had an educational plan (IEP) and gets average grades. She doesn’t enjoy homework or reading but will get it done.
Sometimes an adoption just isn’t the right fit for everyone—this is no fault of the child or the adoptive parents. If you have no other children in your home under age 15 and are interested in being considered for Noralyn’s second adoption, please write back to us at [email protected] and ask for her ‘full profile’. We think she would do great in a 2-parent home, or with a single mom who can be a strong positive role model for her. Please write to us!
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, or DE. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state for finalization of 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 qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credits.
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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.