*Wesley is 9 years old and was adopted internationally into a family with 6 other children (for a total of 7). He was 5 years old at the time of adoption. As soon as he came home and realized the size of the new adoptive family, he has been unhappy. He lived in an orphanage for most of his life and desperately wants (and deserves) parents who can dedicate more time to him. His adopted dad told us that the minute he walked in and saw all the other children in the home, you could see the disappointment on his face.
Wesley is a fantastic reader. He has great comprehension and likes to read everything he can get his hands on! His adopted parents say he has a magnetic personality that draws people to him immediately. He can initiate and keep conversations going with kids and adults alike. He is fun to play and work with one-on-one. He is very smart and has an excellent memory. He is orderly, prefers routine, and is a great helper. Wesley has a contagious laugh—you will be laughing right along with him in no time! He loves music, dancing and has great rhythm—he’d probably love to enroll in some kind of dance class. If you are familiar with the 5 Love Languages, Wesley’s is Words of Affirmation. He is strong, coordinated and loves sports. He is respectful and uses good manners. He loves to jump on the trampoline, play basketball and soccer, and ride his bike. He is also good at building with Legos and putting together puzzles.
Please click this link for a video of his basketball skills! https://youtu.be/ksS4CGPKrUk
Wesley is a good eater and enjoys all kinds of foods. He is on a dairy and gluten free diet and carefully monitors his own diet so he doesn’t accidentally ingest something that may harm his system.
Wesley sleeps well at night and is dry. He is in the 3nd grade (he’s a bit behind due to being adopted at age 5 with no previous education). He does well in school and is progressing academically.
Wesley does well with pets, both large and small, and especially enjoys dogs.
Second Chance is looking for a small Christian home with no children under age 12 (and only 2 or 3 children older than that) to adopt Wesley.
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 for finalization of this adoption. This adoption has a grant to cover the full agency fee. 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 legal costs associated. This adoption qualifies 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.