*Sadie just turned 7 and was adopted domestically. She has never bonded with her adopted family, even from the very beginning …she was never happy to see them and has never turned to them for her needs. Sadie does well outside of the home, enjoying the company of babysitters and grandparents over her adopted family. Here at Second Chance, we believe that some children very quickly develop a negative attitude toward the first adopted family, feeling displaced almost immediately after the adoption. Sadie’s adopted family thinks that she would be happier in a different family and will likely feel rescued by the new family. When this happens, she will more easily form a secure attachment and begin to thrive as a child.
We have this hope for all children who come through our program and feel that Sadie is a good candidate for this positive change too. We have partnered with Sadie’s adopted family to find a new family that will allow her to either be the only child, or the youngest by at least 4-5 years. We will consider all types of families for her as long as there are no other children under age 11. Second Chance requires all adopting families have a current private homestudy, or one that can be updated quickly. If this fits you and you’re interested in learning more about Sadie’s adoption, please write us back for her information. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sadie loves music, especially pop and rap. She has a natural rhythm and likes to dance and play the drums (has not had lessons yet). In fact, she is hoping to be Michael Jackson for Halloween. She loves to help prepare, cook and eat food. She enjoys animals and is very happy they return her affection. She loves the family pets and enjoys petting and loving on them! Where dancing, pets and food are concerned—she is all smiles! Sadie enjoys being active and likes physical activities like gymnastics. She is more of an indoor kid—she doesn’t like to get dirty, or splashed (she does not like to swim). She tends to be a neat and clean child—she does not like things messy. She has a place for everything–and keeps everything in its’ place. In keeping with her musical interests–she really enjoys movies like Mulan and Encanto. She likes to eat pizza; and dislikes any green foods–no peppers, peas, broccoli, etc.!
Sadie is going into the first grade. She is smart and seems to enjoy school. She likes to read Dr. Seuss books.
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 live in WI, please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensive than 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. Most of our adoptions are eligible for private grants. We will send you a list of grant places for you to contact.
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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.
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