Wasatch International Adoption

Pearl – Placed

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Meet Pearl!

*Pearl is 8 years old and was recently adopted internationally.  As with many of our Second Chance kiddos, she was adopted out of birth order (there is a younger child in the family) as well as being artificially twinned with another child of the same age in the adoptive family.  This has triggered multiple difficulties in the family for all the children, and the family has made the difficult decision to partner with Second Chance to give Pearl the opportunity to be the baby of the family (as she craves and deserves).  She also would do best in a family who is structured and slower paced.  If you have a current (or easily updated) homestudy, no other children under the age of 11 and are a Christian family who is interested in being considered for Pearl’s adoption, please write to [email protected] !  We would love to share her full information with you as well as our process of being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption.  

Pearl’s family says she is a helpful child who enjoys sharing what she has with others.  She really loves to do her hair with headbands, clips and pony tails.  She enjoys playing with dolls and caring for them.  She likes to do puzzles, arts, and crafts.  She has taken horseback riding lessons and gymnastics and liked both a lot.  Pearl is an affectionate child who craves love and attention. Pearl is not afraid of new things and is always up for an adventure!  She is a girlie-girl who likes to wear all kinds of jewelry and enjoys dressing up in fancy tulle dresses for church, trips to town, or any time she thinks a fancy dress is warranted!  Pearl loves mermaids and unicorns, and the movie Frozen!

Pearl is not a picky eater and eats quite a bit for her size.  She especially loves steamed veggies!

Pearl has been homeschooled since she came home.  She has made a lot of progress in the past year, and can recognize color words and knows a lot of phonics.  She has good fine motor control and can print/copy her name with nice penmanship.  She knows the alphabet and early addition facts.  She is good with patterning—such as ‘what comes next?’.  And she can put numbers and the alphabet in correct order.  

Pearl does well with cats and dogs—she likes holding and petting them and is always gentle and kind to them.

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!

Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated.  This adoption may qualify for the Adoption Tax Credit.

Contact us at [email protected]  

Please allow us at least 2 business days to respond to your email—if it’s been longer than that, please check that you spelled our email address correctly [email protected] and also check your ‘junk’ folder for our response, as sometimes our replies are treated as junk mail.

*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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