May's Child: Meet Jaxson

Baystateparent Magazine
Legally freed for adoption, Jaxson could thrive in a family of any constellation.

Hi, I'm Jaxson and I love to snuggle! 

Five-year-old Jaxson is a sweet and affectionate boy of Caucasian descent who can brighten up any room with his big eyes and happy smile. Those who know him best say he is loving, playful and awesome. Jaxson loves to be around other people and will vocalize to greet people he knows. While he enjoys music and his iPad, he is happiest when he is interacting with others. Jaxson is loved and adored by his peers and teachers, so much so that he is described as “the mayor” of his school! 

Jaxson has a variety of developmental and medical needs, and is surrounded by a supportive team of providers. He is nonspeaking and communicates using facial expressions, eye contact, vocalizations, smiles and body movements. He loves when people do or say silly things, and will laugh out loud to show his enjoyment. Jaxson uses a wheelchair for mobility and a feeding tube for nutrition at this time. 

Legally freed for adoption, Jaxson could thrive in a family of any constellation, with or without other children. A family must be prepared to participate in the variety of supportive services Jaxson receives, and in his frequent medical appointments. Ongoing contact with his biological parents and long-term foster family will need to be supported as well. 

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. As an adoptive parent, you won’t have to pay any fees; adoption from foster care is completely free in Massachusetts.  

The process to adopt a child from foster care includes training, interviews, and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you. These steps will help match you with a child or sibling group that your family will fit well with.  

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