March's Child: Meet Raul

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

Raul is a very funny, witty 12-year-old boy of African American and Hispanic descent. Raul is very athletic and currently plays flag football, tackle football, and enjoys going to the gym with his sports team. He also likes to play video games and to cook. 

Raul is currently on grade level at school and particularly enjoys math. He is working on writing and reading comprehension. Raul interacts well with his current foster family and gets along with his foster brother, although the two can sometimes egg each other on.

Raul is legally freed for adoption. He would do best in a two-parent family. Raul can do well with older children in the home or should be the only child. He will thrive in a family that can give him structure, routine, and guidance. It is important that a family be open to maintaining contact with Raul’s two siblings, who are placed separately.

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