*Peter just turned 11 (Jan. 2019) and was adopted from China when he was 6 years old. He is a very small kid wearing size 5t clothes. Peter has not attached to his adopted mom and has made it clear to the family that he does not wish to live with them any longer or consider them his family. His behavior outside of the home is so drastically positive than in the home that Second Chance is confident that he is a great candidate for a second adoption. We are partnering with his first adoptive family to find a new adoptive family for Peter who has a current (or easily updated) home study and no other children in the home under age 13. Please read through this profile and then write us back at [email protected] if you are interested in reading his additional records such as school and medical records. Peter has Beta Thalassemia which requires monthly blood transfusions for the rest of his life. If you are new to BT, please do some research on this blood disorder. It is easily treated and does not interfere with his daily life in any way.
Peter loves to read. Right now, his favorite series are Roald Dahl’s collection of chapter books (author of James and the Giant Peach, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He also likes to draw and will gladly spend hours reading or drawing by himself. Peter has a creative mind and enjoys building with Legos and drawing outside with chalk. Peter’s adopted parents tell us he is quiet-natured and rarely gets upset. He is polite around other adults, has great table manners and can be very sweet. He sleeps well at night. He especially loves to help his grandma cook (he enjoys any activity where he can be one-on-one with an adult). He is a healthy boy with a really cute smile. Peter is not very coordinated physically so he does not enjoy sports or participating in gym yet.
Peter does well in school. He does great with his teachers and plays well with children he’s just met as well as his classmates he sees every day. Peter is in grade 4 and school is his happy place.
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 to finalize this adoption. We may be able to work with families in NY on a case by case basis—please write to us if this is you! 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. Write 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.