August’s Child: Meet Francisco

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

Francisco is an intelligent, creative 17-year-old of Hispanic descent who speaks both English and Spanish. He is fun, full of life, and very compassionate. He also enjoys playing basketball and video games, drawing, and trying new things.

In school, Francisco enjoys art and always looks forward to attending that class. At this time, Francisco attends a vocational high school with a focus on working in sheet metal. He and others in his sheet metal class are currently working on making signs for local businesses as well as traffic signs for the school's parking lot. He feels that working in sheet metal may be his future career. Francisco is also a money manager and spends and saves his money wisely.

Legally freed for adoption, Francisco would like to be placed with a two-parent family. He is also open to a single male parent. Francisco will need a family who will provide him with love, stability, and a safe environment in which he can grow to his fullest potential. The family will also need to understand that it will take time for Francisco to build trust and feel safe. Francisco would like the family to know that he does enjoy his privacy. Francisco will need to maintain contact with his siblings who reside in Virginia.

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