*Yong is 9 years old, turning 10 early next year. He is blind. He was adopted internationallywhen he was 5 years old by a family with 6 biological children, several that are very close in age to Yong. He has not attached to anyone in the home and becomes easily annoyed by any interactions with his siblings. His family feels that he will be happier and have more opportunities in another, smaller family that is not as busy as theirs is. Yong is completely blind and is a life-time care child whose behaviors regress rapidly without consistent (year-round) therapeutic support. His new family should either have an Autism behavioral intervention support program available through their school system year-round, or the ability to provide therapy privately during the summer months. Yong prefers to be a homebody and have a small, controlled environment without the stimulation of other children touching him or trying to engage him. He prefers his home and school environments and that’s about it! We are hoping to find a Bible-believing, church attending family with no other children near his age (preferably no one under age 15) with a current (or easily updated) homestudy to adopt Yong. If there are other children in the home, they need to be able to leave him alone and not interact with him. He considers children over the age of 15/16 to be adults, and has a much better response to them. If this fits your family, please write to us for his ‘full profile’. We would love to share Yong’s story with you as well as our process for being preapproved for a Second Chance adoption. Write to [email protected] .
Yong’s favorite thing to do in the whole world is swing. This is a video clip of him enjoying his indoor swing: https://youtu.be/0JDRC0ANiGg He also is happiest having 1:1 attention from an adult, but content to play with his toys alone. He doesn’t play with traditional toys; he likes things that make noise like his keyboard and musical toys. He mostly drops them to hear the sound of them landing. He enjoys using the family’s keyboard that you can push one button and play a whole song. Yong prefers to be inside more than outside–he gets bit by ants and mosquitoes outside…all the time. He likes to swing at the park, provided it is at the perfect height. He also likes food a lot.
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 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! We are only able to work with US citizens living abroad if they are active duty military.
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.