November 24, 2008

Is Anyone Open to and Autism Adoption?

I thought I would put this out to my readers:

I hope this e-mail finds you well. I am writing because I am actively looking for a home for 3 year old “Sam”. Sam was adopted from Russia in 2006, at the age of 13 months. Sadly, his placement is not working out and I must find him a new family.

Sam has been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder and he shows signs of having an autism spectrum disorder, although this is not yet confirmed. Sam can be a very challenging little boy who is sometimes loving, but often prone to tantrums. He would do best in a home with no other children or older children, and a parent or parents who feel called to adopt a special needs child.

If you think you might be the right parents for this little boy, contact me and I will get you in touch with his adoption agency.


daharja said...


I'm one of the readers of your blog who doesn't comment usually. But this post breaks my heart.

I wish Sam well, and I hope you find a great home and loving family for him.



Derek's Mommy said...

Please keep us up to date on the outcome of this. It just breaks my heart :(
We've looked specifically into state adoption to adopt a child on the spectrum. I'd say yes, but we haven't begun to go through the home visits and the qualifications, and I'd know that Sam needs a home much sooner than the months it can take to do so.

Ginger Taylor said...


I talked to his agency today. He is is in Northern California. Not to far from you.

She said that if the right placement came up, they could expedite things very quickly. She also said that they would work to move past financial barriers as well.

It sounds like they have not tried any biomed with him yet, so there may be a lot that can be done for this little guy for a family that wants to invest a lot of work in him.

email me. I want to give you his social worker's number. It can't hurt for you to call and just hear more about Sam and see if this is the guy that is supposed to be in your family.

Navywifeandmom said...

This poor little boy; these are the kinds of things that bring tears to my eyes. I will pray for a permanent home for him soon. I might go ahead and repost this on my blog; I don't get a ton of traffic on it yet but I know it gets viewed by parents of SN children from time to time; maybe they would know someone who is interested.

kristal said...


I got to thinking about Sam this weekend and was wondering if he has found a loving home.

I have worked with children and teens with severe autism for the last 4 years.

And I have thought about adopting a child and god willing if I do get the chance I would so adopt a child with S needs.

I don't make alot of money but I would give him/her a loving home.

Ginger Taylor said...


Email me privately and I will update you.


Kayden said...

If I were old enough, I would love to have Sa. I'm interested in adopting an Autistic child. Some day, hopefully, I will be able to provide one with a loving home.

Cecilia said...

I am a CPS caseworker trying to find out if there are any adoption agencies that focus on children with Autism? I have a 14 year old boy on the spectrum who wants to be adopted so bad. He has been in care for 10 years and bounced around a lot. I'd love any assistance as I'm getting creative now. Thanks

SunshineSausage09 said...

I want him how do I contact you

Stephanie Wright said...

Hello , my name is Stephanie and I really would like more information on Sam. I have a 3 year old with ASD and he sounds like Sam. I love my son with all my heart and I feel like i could also bless another child who is in need. I understand that u are looking for a family that has no other children but i feel with hard work he could really get along with my son. My son had no interest with any other children and I was to the point where I would not have him around other kids, but with love, hard work, and the school he attends with just autisic children, he is doing so well and making friends! He use to not be affectionate, but now he gives hugs and kisses and he has improved so much! Please reconsider and let me know if Sam still needs a home!