February's Child: Meet Yessenia

Baystateparent Magazine
15-year-old Yessenia is legally freed for adoption.

Hi, I'm Yessenia and I am ready to find a family I can call my own!

Yessenia, 15, is of Puerto Rican descent. Yessenia is shy but opens up once she gets to know you. She lights up when dancing with friends and is considered very caring among those who know her best. She loves fashion and enjoys trying on different outfits and jewelry. Yessenia enjoys school and is described as a hard worker. She is very compassionate and kind to others.

Legally freed for adoption, Yessenia will need a family that will allow her continued contact and visits with her two younger brothers. She would do best in a two parent or single female family with or without other children. She would like to have a family that is supportive of her relationship with her siblings and her mother. 

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