*Rachael is 7 years old, turning 8 right after Christmas (2022). She was adopted domestically. Rachael has struggled with attachment to this family from day one and the 2 year Covid lockdown has exacerbated everything to the point the family has finally accepted that she will never feel happy or at peace in their home. They have made the very difficult decision to partner with Second Chance to find a different adoptive home for Rachael. We are looking for a new adoptive family for Rachael who has no other children under age 10. We will consider a two-parent home or a single parent with a strong support system.
Second Chance requires all adopting families have a current private homestudy. If you need to update or change your study from an international one, we can work with you when you’re less than 3 weeks from having the update complete. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org more information on our process of being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption.
Rachael likes to explore outside, playing in dirt, water or studying wildlife. She does best in loosely structured activities especially if a peer or siblings are participating. She likes board games and card games like Uno, Guess Who and Sleeping Queens. She sometimes lacks understanding of how games are played and wants to make up her own rules for them. This leads to pouting “That’s not fair!” sometimes if she loses, but overall, she can be a graceful loser. She loves to go on outings like to the movie theatre or to watch Disney on Ice. She has amazing upper body strength and would probably excel at gymnastics or swimming when she moves to her new home. During downtime at home, she loves to read, she’s currently reading her way through the Magic Treehouse series.
Rachael’s family tells us that she’s generally a very happy child with a fantastic laugh. She never forgets a name or how she met someone, so people always feel welcome around her. She loves to talk to adults and has great manners. Rachael is always up for helping someone with a task or going on an errand. She is very watchful and quick to notice when someone needs extra help. She has made a lot of progress in recognizing how her efforts at school can affect her future so she has worked this year at doing what is asked of her in class. Rachael loves cats and dogs—her grandparents have both and she loves to help feed them, snuggle them or take them outside for the bathroom.
See Rachel’s great reading skills here:
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, NY, WI or DE. If you live in WI or FL, please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensivethan what is listed in our paperwork. 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! If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, we may be able to work with you depending on a few details.
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.