Hi! My name is Kalaysha and I love playing dress up.

Kalaysha is an 8-year-old girl of biracial (African-American and Hispanic) descent, who likes to sing and dance. She is kind, endearing and has a good sense of humor. Some of Kalaysha's favorite activities include playing dress up, dancing, playing board games, watching television and movies, and running around outside. She also loves to help with household chores.

Ready for adoption, Kalaysha has expressed that she would like to be a part of a family with a mother and a father. Kalaysha is a loving girl who needs stability in her life and will thrive once the right family is identified for her. Her social worker also feels that she will do well in a home with a single mother or two mothers. An ideal home for Kalaysha will be one where she can be the only or youngest child.

Can you provide the guidance, love and stability that a child needs? If you're at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income, and room in your heart, you may be a perfect match to adopt a waiting child.

Adoptive parents can be single, married, or partnered; experienced or not; renters or homeowners; LGBTQ singles and couples.

The process to adopt a child from foster care requires training, interviews, and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you, and if so, to help connect you with a child or sibling group that your family will be a good match for.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org.