*Taki is 4 years old, turning 5 in Oct 2019. He was adopted internationally. We are partnering with his family to locate a homestudy ready family who is Bible-believing (Protestant and regular church attenders) with no other children under age 7 who would like to adopt him. If you have an expired homestudy, check to see if you can have it updated! His parents are willing to consider either a traditional two–parent family or a single parent with a good support system. Taki will need long-term access to good speech and occupational therapy. He also will need to be the youngest in his new home for a long time, possible always. If this fits your family and you are interested in learning more about him, please write us back at [email protected]and ask for Taki’s ‘full profile’.
Taki is a sweet, easy-going child who loves to play, eats and sleeps well, and enjoys going for car rides and walks. He is content to ride along for grocery shopping, driving other kids to activities and hanging out with the family. He loves to give big hugs and comes to family members periodically throughout the day for close contact—hugs, sitting on a lap or just sitting close to you while playing with a toy. He isn’t very verbal but tries to communicate by holding your hand, or pointing to himself when they say his name or are attempting to interact with him. He also uses a few signs.
Taki eats well and has no issues with food. He does have a strong dairy allergy, so he is on a strict dairy-free diet which doesn’t bother him in the least. He happily drinks almond milk and other alternatives to dairy with no fuss. His family also has him on a restricted gluten and dye’s diet simply because they think it regulates his gut and keeps him from having a bit of a distended stomach (as he did when he first arrived home). This isn’t a MUST for his new home, but the dairy free is! Taki is a great eater, and likes just about everything. He never turns down healthy foods and has no texture or color issues.
Taki loves to connect directly with people, especially his parents. He seeks them out to hold hands, have them interact with his toys or games he’s playing, and hugs them tightly. He does like to do these same behaviors with others as well and it seems like his closeness is likely equal parts enjoying the attention and also seeking fulfillment of his sensory needs.
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 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 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.