April's Child: Meet Michael

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

Michael is a smart, friendly and happy 5-year-old boy of Caucasian descent who is always laughing. His favorite activities are playing with toy cars and listening to music. Michael loves anything that has to do with Mickey Mouse. He enjoys school and does well academically. Michael recently learned how to recite the alphabet backwards and is very proud of his accomplishment!

Michael has several medical diagnoses, although he is exceeding his doctors’ expectations in terms of his development. He is currently living in a medical foster home and works with occupational, speech and physical therapists. Michael has shown the ability to form strong bonds with his caretakers and has good relationships with his foster parent and the nurses who help care for him.

Legally freed for adoption, Michael will thrive in a loving and attentive family that is prepared to care for a medically complicated child. His social worker is open to exploring families of any constellation where Michael can be the youngest or only child.

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-MARE (617-964-6273) or visit www.mareinc.org.