Andrea, 12, is an energetic girl of Caucasian descent. Andrea has enjoyed taking gymnastics classes and she also enjoys music. She loves to have her hair and nails done and spend one-on-one time with adults.

Andrea is a good advocate for herself. She has grown leaps and bounds over the past year and would like nothing more than to have a family to call her own.

Andrea is legally freed for adoption. She would thrive in a home where she is the only child or the youngest. Andrea shares a close relationship with her older sister and they hope to be able to continue to remain connected through visits. The best family for Andrea would be a local family that is able to visit with her at her current program placement as a visiting resource initially.

Who Can Adopt?

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. The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have “a permanent place to call home.”