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Second Chance For Kids Program

Wasatch International Adoptions offers a Second Chance for Kids program for families who have previously adopted children both domestically and internationally when the child has not adapted well into the new home. Families who adopted from all agencies, countries and states are welcome.  Most adopted children do wonderfully in their adoptive home, but now and then the child does not adapt well, and a very difficult decision is made to find a new adoptive home.

Our licensed adoption agency follows a careful process of learning the child’s unique needs and legally locating and approving an appropriate family who can meet those needs.  The new family will have a current homestudy done by a licensed agency, all background clearances and will be able to demonstrate that they have experience and available resources to parent the child in a new adoption.  The new adoption is legally done through the states involved, and all laws are followed. Interstate Compact in all applicable states must give their approval before the child leaves the original home.  We believe that Second Chance adoptions are the best hope for a child who is struggling in their adoptive home and for parents who have done all they can to help but have come to the difficult decision that they have no more resources.  It is shown that over 90% of these children thrive and do exceptionally well in the new Second Chance adoptive home.

Parents who need a new home for their adopted child will not face any court or social service recriminations because this is the legal and appropriate way to help a child be adopted a second time.

Meet Janell

Janell is a beautiful almost 8 year old who was adopted from India 15 months ago.

Janell is very bright and is catching up to her grade level very well. She loves to read, sing and play the piano. She is good with pets and would love to be in a home with dogs. She thrives in a homeschool environment but also does well in school.

She has been seeing a therapist since she came to the U.S. Janell needs to be adopted by a new family who has the resources and access to good therapy.

Janell came with impacted ear wax in both ears, so the orphanage labeled her as delayed, however when her ear wax was removed, it was seen in her adoptive home that she was not delayed at all.. Janellís family strongly desires her to be in a traditional two parent home with a strong father. The family should be Bible-believing Christians.

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study would not work. A state authorized private domestic or international home study would be required. Due to state laws, we are not able to place her in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE. If you would like to receive additional information on her, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org.

Adoption is a legal process so there are some costs for the adoption. This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit. You may visit her prior to making a decision if you wish.

Meet Dylan

Dylan, age 10, was adopted from Russia along with two older biological siblings in Sept. 2007.  The sisters have had to move to residential care because of very poor behavior choices.  Dyllan has stayed in the home, but things are not going well, and a new adoptive home is needed.

Dylan’s intellectual abilities are in the average range. However he just doesn’t like to apply himself, so in his current homeschool setting in a rural location, he is still only doing first grade work, although in non-school settings he seems to sometimes be able to understand complex math concepts. It is thought he may suffer from dyslexia because his reports indicate that he is “highly dysphonetic”.

He likes to listen to audio books. He has not been diagnosed with ADHD and is on no medications for anything.  He can focus well and loves to do puzzles. He is not at all hyper, but he is impulsive and does not seem to understand cause and effect, or consequences to a behavior. One time he set out to walk 20 miles to a friend’s house, when someone intercepted him and brought him home.

Dylan is the oldest child in the home, and has 4 special needs siblings who are younger than he is. These younger siblings were all adopted with very major special needs, and as a result, Dylan does not get the undivided attention that he craves.  In addition, Dyllan shows signs of RAD, and like many RAD kids, he does better with his father than his mother.  His adoptive dad is a farmer, and Dylan loves to help him with farm chores.  Also included in his RAD symptoms is a tendency to tell lies.

Dylan is very good at gardening, and tries experimentally to grow things from seeds.

Dylan just completed a comprehensive neuropsychology exam which administered many tests.  His scores were mostly age appropriate.  Although nothing was observed about FASD, since Dyllan is from Eastern Europe where alcoholism is high, this cannot be ruled out.  The tests indicate that he does not seem depressed but has anxiety related to how others perceive him. His parents don’t agree with this and feel that in their home he seems very confident.  He did not score high on anger, and his parents agree that he does not get angry any more than any other boy his age and has no rages.

He does not pick on the younger, special needs children, and he tends to get along with others his age at church.

Dylan’s biological sisters tried to engage him in sexual behavior (that they learned in Russia) before they had to leave the home 2 ½ years ago. Since then, he has been carefully watched and  has not exhibited many problems in this area since they left. However it would be best if he was in a home where there were no younger children.

Dylan needs to be in a home where he is the youngest child because he also needs a lot of positive attention.  Older siblings would be great, or a home where he is the only child would work well too.
Overall with animals and pets, he does ok, but he has been observed throwing stones at the farm chickens.  While he is not violent and is generally mild mannered, his over exuberance wears his parents out.

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study would not work. A state authorized private domestic or international home study would be required.  Due to state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org  We have copies of his psych report among other things we will send you upon request.

Adoption is a legal process so costs for the adoption are $200 application fee, $3500 agency fee a lawyer in your state for ICPC and finalization ($1500-$2500) and travel to his state of MT for 3 days to bring him home.  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit. You may visit him prior to making a decision if you wish. Contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

The information contained herein is intended for the recipient’s use only.  This information is protected by federal and state confidentiality laws and cannot be published or posted in any manner whatsoever on any public forum such as facebook, twitter, public blogs or in any private forum such as private blogs, emails, etc.  Any unauthorized use or sharing of this information by its recipient will result in immediate civil and/or criminal prosecution.

Meet Blake!

Blake is a kind and friendly 12 year old boy first adopted from Europe 18 months ago who loves Legos, riding his bike, reading and swimming.  However he is experiencing struggles in adapting to his family and needs a new adoptive home.

He has no diagnosis other than a developmental delay.  He acts younger than his age and is also very small for his age.  He seems to be normal cognitively but he was dropped off at an orphanage as a toddler and is very behind in his emotional development.  His orphanage was one for children with retardation, and it is not known why he was in that facility.

As a result academically he came to the US with no education whatsoever, but he has caught up to the 4th grade level in just two years with home schooling.  It is believed he will catch up to his own grade level with consistent help or tutoring.  He loves to read and learn.  He enjoys one-on-one tutoring best, but he also works very well independently when clear instructions are given to him.  Blake needs to grow up.

His current family is dissolving Blake's adoption because they have 4 other children within 1-2 years of his age. The other children tease him and within his family, Blake just does not have a chance.

He is not hyper, but is quiet and calm.  He is on no medication, he just needs time to “grow up”.  Homeschooling, with one on one, has been very successful and he has made great strides by being schooled at home although he has also been in a public school. He loves math, science, likes to check off his work on lists.  It is highly recommended that his new family use lists to teach him multi-step directions and functioning.

Blake would get along in a home with children much younger than he is because he tends to think and act at a younger age. Blake wants a family where he can fit in. It is thought he would do well in a very large family with children of all ages, or in a home where he is the oldest or youngest by about 4 years. He will strongly attach to those who give him love and affection.

He is not violent and does not have rages or tantrums. He has not had any counseling, so it is unsure if this would be useful.  Mostly his current parents believe that he needs patience and acceptance.

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study would not work. A state authorized private domestic or international home study would be required.  Due to state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org  We have copies of his school reports, photos of his face, among other things we will send you upon request.

Adoption is a legal process so costs for the adoption are $200 application fee, $3500 agency fee a lawyer in your state for ICPC and finalization ($1500-$2500) and travel to his state for 3 days to bring him home.  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit. You may visit him prior to making a decision if you wish. Contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

Meet Ella!

Ella, age 9, is an adorable, tiny, petite child adopted from overseas less than two years ago.  Things are not going well in her current placement, and she needs a new family to adopt her.  She has been evaluated by the school which shows some learning issues.  Sometimes this is a result of the post institutionalism and early malnutrition. Her psychological evaluation is available if you ask. 
In Bulgaria, she was abandoned at about 15 months of age.

Overall Ella operates and is on the learning level of about a first grader. She is also very small so she seems to fit in with first grade and gets along well with the other first graders.

Ella is very affectionate and loves hugs (she is being taught when hugs are appropriate.)  She has a mothering instinct and shows this with her dolls. This may possibly have developed because before she came to America, she was one of the older children in the orphanage and she helped take care of younger kids.

In school she puts forth her best effort. She is highly verbal and curious yet her expressive language is somewhat behind, as is typical for recently adopted children from orphanages. She is helpful, a hard worker, cheerful, and loves praise. She can be very forgiving and is selfless.

Due to state laws, we are not able to place her in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on her, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study would not work.  A private domestic or international home study by a state licensed adoption agency or adoption social worker would be required.

Adoption is a legal process so costs are associated with this adoption and travel to her state of GA to bring her home.  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

Meet Tina

Tina, age 11, was originally adopted from Russia at age 5. She is in need of a new home.
 She is a girly-girl who loves pretty clothes and looking good.  She is an active child who loves gymnastics, soccer, fishing, baking, crafts and reading.

Tina needs to be either the youngest child or the only child in a home where she is able to get ongoing therapy for RAD and other needs.

Due to state laws, we are not able to place her in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy by a state licensed adoption agency or adoption social worker would be required.

Adoption is a legal process so there are costs.

If you would like to receive additional information on her, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org 

image.jpgMeet Tanner!

Tanner was born on January 26, 2004, making him almost 10. He was one of three related children adopted from Ethiopia almost 5 years ago.  He is being placed separately from the other 2. 

He was adopted by a California family along with his biological sibling and one older cousin.  Tanner is in a Catholic home, and his religion is very important to him. For this reason, we are seeking a new home for him that is Catholic.

Tanner came from one of the poorest regions in a popular adoptive African country. 
He is extremely intelligent, does wonderfully in school, is very well behaved.

He has been diagnosed with RAD but is not on any medication.  He has an IEP in school. He is homeschooled because it is more challenging for him, and he feels he learned more at home.  School and teachers who oversee the homeschool said Tanner was exceptional student. Tanner excels academically although math is a little hard for him. He scores exceptionally well on his report cards.  In spite of his struggles in math, he scores in the advanced level on his report cards.  Tanner is a wonderful young man with capabilities of high achievement, he responsibly and works very hard. He loves to read historical books, and has developed a very high level of comprehension of many world situations and issues.

 He also loves riding his bike and enjoys swimming, woodworking and has built a birdhouse on his own; he clean and well mannered. He is complimented when in public on how well behaved he is. He is athletic and loves sports. At this time the parents don’t have their children in sports because it’s too hard on mom, father works out of town all week. Tanner has no peace living with his sisters, his mind is somehow over stimulates in their presence.

His adoptive parents love him, and he loves them.  However he has a problem (please write for details) that is making it impossible for him to live in his home with his biological sister and cousin who were adopted at the same time.

Due to some adverse attitudes towards women, Tanner cannot be adopted by a single woman, but a single man would be ok, or a 2 parent home. It is preferred that one parent stay home.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on her, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy would be required. There are no subsidies with this adoption.

Adoption is a legal process so costs for the adoption are $200 application fee, $3500 agency fee, a lawyer in your state for ICPC and finalization ($1500-$2500) and travel to his state to bring him home.  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

image.jpgMeet Breanne!

Breanne is an 11 year old girl adopted from Ethiopia in February 2009.  She was adopted by a California family along with her younger two biological younger cousins.  Breanne lives in a Catholic home, and her religion is very important to her. For this reason, we are seeking a new home for her that is Catholic if possible.

Breanne came from one of the poorest regions in Ethiopia. Her father died when she was very young and her mother died when Breanne was around age 4. When the malaria season hit, Breanneís cousins and her cousinís parents died

Breanne is a beautiful girl, she loves to receive affection from parents and grandparents.  She loves the life of the Catholic saints, reading and sharing stories,  singing, swimming, riding her bike and drawing.  She is always willing to help at home, enjoys cooking and learning new things.  She likes her cat. Her nature is gentle, she is well mannered, and responsible.  Breanne says a lot with her eyes and her smile.  When asked Breanne, "What do you think you might want to be when you grows up," she said, "I don't know...but I do want to be a saint."

She has been diagnosed with RAD and this causes her to reject affection at times and act on her negative feelings. She see herself as loveable and is willing to give love. She needs help in processing her feelings, living in reality, and building a healthy self-image.

Breanne has the potential to do very well in a home where older children do not tolerate her poking, or as an only child.

Due to state laws, we are not able to place her in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on her, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy by a state licensed adoption agency or adoption social worker would be required.

Adoption is a legal process so there are some costs for this adoption.

Meet Kylie

Kylie is a 10 year old girl who was originally adopted internationally. At the time of adoption she was very malnourished, but she seemed to do well in her home. She initially was delayed developmentally, but  attended a special three year old program and caught up physically and cognitively during that year and attend regular preschool the following year.

Kylie is being raised by a single adoptive mom who has 5 other children in the home. 
In school, Kylie is in 5th grade and well liked by her teachers.  It is believed that she would do particularly well in home school, but that is not a requirement.

Kylie has no sexualized behavior whatsoever and is good with dogs, large and small. She has friends who like her, and they enjoy each other’s friendship.

It is advised that Kylie’s new adoptive home would have no children younger than she is. Her mom loves her very much, and this has been an extremely hard decision.   Simply, it is believed that she would do much better and have a better quality of life in a home without younger siblings and with a mom and dad.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place her in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on her, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A state authorized private domestic or international homestudy would be required.  There are no subsidies with this adoption because it was originally international.

Adoption is a legal process so there are costs associated with this adoption.  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

For information, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org   We have lots of records for Kylie and will send them to interested people.

Meet "Vance"

Vance is a 12 year old who was the first of five children to be adopted in his home.  He was adopted from Eastern Europe at age 2 when he was orphaned.  Vance struggles with RAD type symptoms.  He has 4 younger adopted siblings in his home, one 16 year old sibling, and 2 adult siblings.

Vance does very well at school and is well liked by peers and teachers.  He is athletic, smart and receives good grades.
Generally Vance is not aggressive but of a passive nature.  With pets, he is also generally fine.

It is believed that Vance would do better in a smaller home setting where he is the youngest child.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org.

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy would be required. There are no subsidies with this adoption, but we would encourage families to see out private adoption grants.

Adoption is a legal process so there are costs for the adoption. There have been some generous grants for this adoption  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

photo 2.JPGMeet Josiah!

Josiah is age 14 and was adopted from China approximately 10  months ago.  He came to the U.S. without much education.  His adoption was an attempt to help an orphan child be adopted before he aged out at age 14.

He came into the orphanage in China at age 7. He had previously been in an extremely poor home and was eventually abandoned on the street.  When he came to his U.S. family, he  didn’t understand what it meant to be adopted and he had not been prepared.

He was considered developmentally delayed while in China, but the physicians here in the U.S. believe he has normal development and his experiences at school seem to show this too.

School and Psychological Testing:

Josiah is well-behaved in school in 8th grade  and is doing well  learning to speak English (he still has an accent that makes it difficult to understand him at times.)  He is struggling with math and the school is working on getting an IEP set up to give him the necessary aid in learning. 

Child’s Interests and Talents:

Josiah loves sports, especially basketball.  He likes to draw and play video games.  He enjoys riding his bike and scooter.  He is very gentle and sweet with the family dogs. His family said he would do very well with pets, and especially dogs. 

Evaluation:

His family reports absolutely no sexual behavior and no violence at all. In most circumstances, he is loyal and eager to please.

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A state authorized private domestic or international homestudy would be required.  Due to state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

Adoption is a legal process there are costs for this adoption. This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit. You may visit him prior to making a decision if you wish.

Meet Alaina On Hold

Alaina is a 12 year old girl who was born in the U.S. and has had multiple placements in her life.  She loves animals and is good with pets for the most part. Her favorite sport is horseback riding. She loves playing with the family’s dogs, playing outside, and also crafts and helping in the kitchen. She is described as having a great personality and self -confidence.

It is recommended that a family should not have younger children in the home.

When she came to her present home a little less than a year ago, she was behind academically, but she has caught up and is working in 6th grade at age level in a private, Christian home.  An IEP has helped her with the services needed to help her gain maturity and bring herself to age level academics.

Alaina shows appropriate bonding to her current adoptive mother so it is believed she could bond in a new home.

She has some hearing deficiencies which are somewhat unexplainable. It is possible that she incurred ear infections as a baby when she was in the care of her biological mother here in the U.S.

She seems to get along ok without hearing assistance for the most part. However ongoing audiology care will be needed.

Because Alaina was originally in foster care, she has Medicaid and a monthly subsidy.  This would need to be transferred to her new family before her adoption is final.   We will send info upon request.

A new family will need to be able to access appropriate counseling.
Alaina is not on any medications. A full psychological test will be available at the end of March. We have lots of other information on Alaina so please contact us if you are interested at secondchance@wiaa.org

Adoption is a legal process so fees are involved. A large grant has been placed on this adoption, so the fees are much lower than normal.  The adoption fully qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
Alaina currently lives in TX which is an easy state to adopt from.  Prospective parents have the option of visiting her before making a decision to move forward.

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study would not work. A state authorized private domestic or international home study would be required.  Due to state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE. 

If you would like to receive additional information on her, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org 

image1.jpgMeet Cayden! Placed

Caden was adopted from China shortly before his third birthday.  He is now age 6.  He joined a brother who was one year old than he was, a biological son in the home with Down’s Syndrome. Later the family had two more biological children who are now age 2 and 2 months.

He is struggling in his current family and needs a new adoption.

Cayden was a special needs boy with a heart defect, VSD . The heart defect was completely repaired in China, and presently Cayden only needs to be seen by a cardiologist for testing approximately every 2 years. His health and activity levels are normal.

Cayden’s parents say he is nearly always smiling, loves fun, is very mechanical and likes to play with other children.  He loves any kind of mechanical toy, trains, cars, truck, tractors and videos of the same. He is not a picky eater and enjoys nearly everything except Chinese food! Cayden loves to draw, listening to stories, trains, and playing outside.

Due to some RAD type symptoms, he must be the youngest child in the home by a couple years because of his jealousy and combativeness towards younger children. Families with children younger than he is or within 2 years of his age will not be considered.

In homeschool, Cayden is at first grade level, able to write a bit, add single digits, and is beginning to read. It is thought that, at least at first, Cayden would benefit from homeschooling.

Cayden is currently in a religous home and his family wants him to continue to be parented in a faith-based home.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy would be required. There are no subsidies with this adoption.

Adoption is a legal process so there are costs for this adoption. Please email secondchance@wiaa.org for questions.

Meet Mark Placed

Mark is a very intelligent quiet sort of 10 year old boy originally adopted from Taiwan  as one of three siblings.  He did not live with his siblings in Taiwan and was not personally prepared for an adoption.  He was close toIMG_20121031_182726.jpg 5 years old when he came to his current family. 

Because Mark had no preparation for an adoption, it came as a total shock to him that he was being removed from the home where he had lived since infancy.  His older brother, also adopted at this same time who had been living in an orphanage, was abusive to Mark and had to be removed from the home early on. 

Mark is a sensitive child, who does extremely well in academics.  He likes cross country, and he is also a gifted artist. He loves to draw portraits, animals, cars etc.  He is very creative and likes legos and kinex.  He also loves to read. In a gifted program, he tested 97%.

Shortly after Sandy Hook, talk in among schoolmates led him to idealize that he would like to take a weapon and hurt some people.  This was when he was in a school where he was being bullied by several classmates for his size and who his “real” mother was. His mother was very concerned and took him to the ER who then admitted him to a residential center for a 5 day evaluation (summary available if you ask).  In this evaluation , he was put on Concerta for ADHD and since going on this med, his focus has become very sharp.  They also put him on Prozac for depression because of his trauma of abruptly leaving the foster mother that he loved. He had not realized that many children were actually killed in Sandy Hook, so that realization caused him to stop the weapon talk.

All-in-all, Mark is a kind, extremely intelligent, well-liked, well behaved and well mannered young man.  He tends to select friends who are like he is. His parents moved to a new state, and he is doing much better in the present school.  He just is not bonded to his current family.  He has a lot of anti-adoption feelings directed towards his parents, and he wants a new home. It is felt that he should continue therapy, to help him not become RAD. Being able to start again in a new situation should go a long ways to help Mark be able to feel comfortable.

He loves pets, and it is hoped that when he has a new home he can take his declawed, liter box trained cat who shares his room.  He is very good with all pets.  He should do well with younger children in the home.  His current mother believes that he would be better in a “laid back,  non-assertive” type home, hopefully with at least one stay-at-home parent. His current parents both work, so he is in both before and after school care. He would make a great family member in quiet, easy-going home with pets and other children.

Due to state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work.  A private domestic or international homestudy by a state licensed adoption agency or adoption social worker would be required.
Adoption is a legal process so costs for the adoption are $200 application fee, $3500 agency fee, a lawyer  in your state for ICPC and finalization ($1500-$2500), and travel to his state of KY to bring him home.  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

The information contained herein is intended for the recipient’s use only.  This information is protected by federal and state confidentiality laws and cannot be published or posted in any manner whatsoever on any public forum such as facebook, twitter, public blogs or in any private forum such as private blogs, emails, etc.  Any unauthorized use or sharing of this information by its recipient will result in immediate civil and/or criminal prosecution.

Meet "Jackson" Placed

Jackson is a 7 year old boy from Central America who was adopted 2 years ago by a European family living in Nicaragua atimage.jpg the time, and the wife was helping at the orphanage.  The family had already completed two adoptions of other children in this same country.

Jackson originally came into the orphanage malnourished with very little info about his background and an estimated age of 4.

His adoptive family now lives in the U.S., and the home situation with Jackson has gone downhill to the point where they know he will never succeed in their family.  Jackson needs a new adoption as soon as possible.  These records are available to families who are interested in additional information. He is not on any medication.

Jackson is just starting second grade in a private European school in the U.S. and has a teacher who is close to the family and understands his problems.  He is a very strong reader and also likes to draw, play soccer and is good with pets.  Because this is a European family, Jackson speaks three languages. English is his weakest language but he understands quite a bit and is able to speak some English.  It is believed that in an English speaking home and school, Jackson would be able to learn English quickly due to his multilingual abilities.

Please consider if Jackson would work in your home. He is a hurt little boy who needs a family who can help him.

This would be a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy would be required. Adoption is a legal process so there are costs associated. There are no subsidies with this adoption, but we would encourage families to see out private adoption grants.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place him in  CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org.

This child is not currently a U.S. citizen.  The relinquishing family has hired an immigration adoption attorney who has looked deeply into this and said that it would take 2 years and then the new parent can apply for a permanent green card for him. Upon receiving the green card, Jackson will then be immediately eligible to be a U.S. citizen, and at that time, the family only has to apply for a passport to prove his citizenship.  Jackson will not be able to travel outside the U.S. during the 2 years.

An adoption is a legal process that has costs associated with it.  Please contact us if you want to learn more.

If you would like more information about our 2nd Chance program please contact Cyndi Peck at secondchance@wiaa.org.

Meet Dalton Placed

image.jpg Dalton is an 8 year old who was adopted from foster care at age 4.  Dalton was in foster care about 2 years and then came to his current family at age 5 1/2.  Soon afterwards his biological mother gave birth to another child and that child too was adopted by Dalton’s new family.  So the family now consists of Dalton, his 2 year old biological ½ sister, and a 2 year old sister who is a biological child of his adoptive family. The plans are for Dalton to be adopted by a new family and hopefully be able to stay in touch with his sister.

His multiple placements have give him some RAD, and it is recommended that therapy be available for him in his new home.

Dalton is not cruel to animals. He is creative and would spend his life doing nothing except playing with Legos if he could. In school he does not have an IEP but he has a 504 which gives some mild accommodations. Rather than being a sports enthusiast, he is creative, imaginative and loves to draw. Dalton’s strong areas are math and science, although he is at grade level in all the subjects.

It is believed that Dalton would do very well in a home with brothers and sisters, maybe in a homeschooling environment.

Dalton has a Title IV-E subsidy with Medicaid which should be able to transfer with him to his new family.

Please consider if you might be a family where Dalton can grow up and be loved as a member of your home.  Travel to his home state will be required for about 3 days.  We have a lot more information about Dalton available upon request.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy would be required.

Adoption is a legal process there are costs for this adoption. Please contact us for costs.  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

Meet “Faith” - Placed

“Faith” entered an orphanage in Morocco as a newborn and was adopted when she was 6 years old.  Faith is now 10 years old.  Her current adoptive Mom suffers from health issues and doesn’t have the physical energy needed to parent Faith.  The situation in her current home is to the point where she needs to be adopted by a family who is better suited to meet her needs.  It is recommended that the new adoptive family not have other children close to Faith’s age. 

Faith is very good with animals and loves having the comfort and friendship of a dog.  She is social, outgoing, affectionate, athletic, loves to sing and likes to make people laugh.  Academically she is in 3rd grade with an IEP which is available upon request.  Her strong area is math, but she needs to work on her reading and writing.  Faith tries hard and wants to be a good student.  Her parents believe that home schooling might alleviate some of the stress Faith has about school. 

If you are interested in hearing more about Faith, more detailed information is available upon request.  Please contact our Second Chance Coordinator, Cyndi Peck, at secondchance@wiaa.org.

Due to state laws, we are not able to place Faith in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE  This is a private adoption and a state authorized private domestic or international home study is required. Adoption is a legal process so there are costs  for this adoption. There are no subsidies, but this adoption does qualify for the IRS Tax Credit.

Meet Landon! - Placed

Landon is an adorable 5 year old Hispanic boy who lives in VA. He is the third of a biological sibling group of 4 who have had to be split up.

Landon was born addicted to cocaine which resulted in being removed from his birth mother and then in multiple placements including a group home.

Academically Landon does pretty well is in a regular classroom although he sometimes clashes with his teacher and classmates. He tests at kindergarten grade level.  He does not currently have an IEP.

It is believed that Landon would do best in a two parent home where there are no younger children and where the next oldest child is at LEAST 3 or more years older and able to fend for himself against this “little hurricane.” A single mother would not be considered for this adoption but a single father would. We would especially like to hear from families who have previously adopted older children and have experience with RAD type behavior and “adoption issues”.

Landon loves soccer and has a good sense of humor. He can be sweet and fun, and he loves to play outdoors.  Although he has not yet mastered a bicycle, he loves to use a scooter.

Landon has a Title IV-E subsidy and Medicaid.  By federal law, the subsidy is able to follow the child until he is 18.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE. 
If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study would not work. A private domestic or international home study would be required.

Adoption is a legal process so there are costs for this adoption. This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit which most families are eligible for.

We cannot answer questions left as comments below. Address all questions to secondchance@wiaa.org

Meet Janna! Placed

Janna is a 9 year old girl who was adopted from Russia.  She loves to play with dolls, hula hoop, jump on the trampoline and climb trees. 

Janna was first adopted from Russia at age 4, and the first adoption disrupted because she didn’t do well with a sister (a biological daughter in the home) who was several years older.  She was then adopted by a single mom who had a disabled daughter who was several years older than Janna.  Janna has been in this home for approximately three years.
Janna has been diagnosed with RAD and has seen several therapists. 

Janna needs a solid two-parent family where one parent stays home.  There should probably not be any children in the home under age 11. She should not be in after-school care.

Adoption is a legal process and as such there are costs associated.  The total costs will be about $6000.  A family needs a private homestudy.

Many psychological and medical records are available for families to look at while making a decision about adopting Janna.  Please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org for additional information and also costs for this adoption. Due to various state laws, we are not able to place Janna into homes in DL, CO, MA,  or CT.

Meet Kyle Placed

Kyle has recently turned age 8 and was originally adopted from Asia in December of 2011 at age 5, almost 6.  Initially, he did well in his new home, but last summer, the family was dealing with the trauma of another child they adopted.  They ended up having to dissolve that adoption, and things went downhill, so sadly the family is in the situation of now dissolving Kyle’s adoption.

Kyle likes school and is well-liked by his teacher and other children. He is in second grade. His academics improved dramatically with his going on Focalin in December.

Kyle is good with pets, likes quiet activities like reading and board games.  He also participates in Tai Kwon Do.

It is believed Kyle would do well in a new home with a family who has probably previously adopted and is familiar with post orphanage behavior.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy would be required. There are no subsidies with this adoption.

Adoption is a legal process so costs and travel to his state to bring him home.  This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

Meet Spencer Placed

Spencer was adopted from Eastern Europe in Dec. 2012 after being hosted by the family twice.  Sadly his adoption is disrupting, and a new family is needed asap.

Spencer is age 8 and being homeschooled. He loves Legos, outside play, riding his bike and drawing. His drawings are always happy pictures, with smiles, flowers and lots of color.

Spencer is easy-going, and his adoptive family has said they have never seen him angry.  He is affectionate and has had to learn not to be indiscriminate with his affection.  He has shown no violence whatsoever.

He should probably be in a two parent home, because he needs a lot of attention.  Spencer gets along well with other children, and his Sunday school teacher says he is well-behaved in the kindergarten class where he has been placed.

Due to the state laws, we are not able to place him in NY, CO, IL, CT, MA, or DE.  If you would like to receive additional information on him, please contact us at secondchance@wiaa.org

This is a private adoption, so a state or foster homestudy would not work. A private domestic or international homestudy would be required. There are no subsidies with this adoption.

Adoption is a legal process so there are some costs for the adoption. This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.

A Family's Story

My husband and I had been trying to adopt for almost two years. The first agency we used stopped returning phone calls and emails after receiving half of their fees. We decided to try again using a different agency. The owners and staff were wonderful, caring people but the children we had chosen were from a country that had impossible demands and used heartbreaking threats constantly.

On July 15, 2010, my 38th birthday, I received an email from RainbowKids.com with a picture of the cutest little boy that had been disrupted by his original adoptive parents. I quickly contacted the listing agency, Wasatch International Adoptions, and requested more information on him.

I was immediately contacted by Cyndi Peck and after our first conversation I knew I had found an organization that truly cared about the children AND about us! Once we were considered a match, Wasatch and Cyndi went above and beyond their duties to put us in contact with the agencies needed to revise our home study and helped us find an attorney qualified to handle the ICPC paperwork.

Three months after seeing that sweet face in my inbox, our son was home! Cyndi and I have stayed in touch and she assures me that I may call her whenever I have a question or am not quite sure how to handle a situation involving Noah. She recommends books, websites and shares the experiences she’s had with her own adopted children.

Our family is now complete and I am experiencing the sweet joys of motherhood.  Noah is thriving and we feel so very blessed to have the child we’ve dreamt of our entire life.

Another Testimonial

My husband and I had a really good experience with Cyndi and Second Chance.  From the moment I first spoke to Cindy, I felt like I had found someone who could help guide me through the process of placing our son with a family better suited to meet his needs.  Obviously by the time you come to this decision, you are pretty broken down and unsure of yourself and what is best for your child.  I really appreciated that she seemed to understand what we were going through and that she was so positive about what things could be like for our son with a new family without giving me false hope.  She also had a very specific process laid out that I knew we would have to follow, so I was able to anticipate what steps came next.  I felt like the process was thorough and that she wouldn’t present us with a potential adoptive family without them being screened thoroughly.  I had contacted a couple of other agencies or groups that definitely did not help you through the process or to screen families.

Our son was 8 years old this summer when we decided to contact Cyndi and we found his new family within a couple of weeks of his profile going up on the Second Chance FB page.  We immediately connected with the adoptive parents, and I felt like Cyndi did a great job of making sure they met the criteria that we had laid out (homeschooling, opportunities to be outside, other children, an understanding of the challenges associated with FASD and RAD, etc.).  Cyndi was on the phone calls with us and really helped guide that process, as well as how to handle the first meeting with the new family.  She also helped us find a social worker in our state that could help us through the legal aspects.

Our son was placed with his new family in early July and he is doing really, really well.  He is eating so much better than he ever did for us, participating in homeschooling, and is much calmer and more content.  We keep in close contact with the family (this was something that the new family and our family decided we would navigate as they got to know our son and what would be best for him) and we actually just got to visit him at Thanksgiving.  The whole process has really been a blessing for our son first and foremost (because he is thriving in the new family), us as we have been able to see that our decision was the right one for him, and the new family, who loves him and is doing well.  I know not every situation will work out exactly like this or that it would be best in every situation, but we have really enjoyed forming a close relationship with our son’s new family and that has been such a great thing for our other children, as they have been able to see their brother happy and doing well.

I would definitely recommend Cyndi and Second Chance.   I am so grateful for people and families like you who are willing and able to make such a positive difference in a struggling child’s life by providing them with a new, loving family that is more suited to their unique needs.

**Note: Upon request, WIA will disclose the following: Service policy Contracts, the number of adoption placements per year for the prior 3 calendar years, the number of placements that remain intact, the number of families who apply to adopt each year, and the number of waiting children eligible for adoption. To obtain this information please call our office.


 

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