"Hi, I’m Jewel, and I love to listen to music!"

Jewel, age 12, is a kind-hearted girl of Caucasian descent. She is very intelligent and is succeeding in all of her classes at school. She loves to read, do puzzles and play computer games. Jewel also likes to stay active and be outside. She likes to ride her bike, play sports and do gymnastics for fun. Jewel is also artistic and likes to listen to music and create art.

Jewel is legally freed for adoption and would like to join a caring family that can support her needs. Jewel will do best in a family that an offer her structure and routine. She wants somewhere she can feel safe and engage in fun activities with her family. It is important for Jewel to maintain contact with her grandparents and brother. Jewel will do well in a family of any constellation with children older than her present in the home or no children present in the home.

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 617-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org.