February's Child: Meet Giana

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

Gianna is an outgoing and friendly 11-year-old girl of African American/Caucasian descent. She is described as outgoing, friendly and funny with a great sense of humor. Gianna is extremely active and loves gymnastics, yoga and cheerleading. Gianna’s social worker describes her as a resilient child who is very determined and kind-hearted. She has attended summer camp multiple times and the past and has enjoyed this opportunity. Gianna has been in the same school since Kindergarten and has built many positive relationships. She likes to build relationships with her teachers and other adults who work at the school.

Legally freed for adoption, Gianna would do best in a single female parent or two female parent home where she is the youngest or only child. She will need continued contact with her younger sister who is placed separately. Gianna loves animals and learning about how to care for various animals and would love a family to have a pet. In a future home Gianna hopes to have her own room. Her social worker is open to exploring local families that could potentially start off as a visiting resource for her in order to build a relationship prior to placement.

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.