June’s Children: Meet Allen and Alvin

Baystateparent Magazine
Allen and Alvin, twin boys of African American and Native American descent, are 10 years old.

Hi, our names are Allen and Alvin and we want to stay together!

Allen and Alvin, twin boys of African American and Native American descent, are 10 years old. Allen has a very outgoing personality. He likes video games, outdoor sports, coloring, and being active in the community. He has a special gift when you engage in conversation with him. Allen has the ability to make you feel special and optimistic, and he also has a contagious laugh. Allen reports that he loves school. He enjoys keeping busy and does well with listening and following directions.

Alvin is known to be very courageous and daring. He can be very curious at times and asks a lot of questions. He is very interested in how things work. He is also very affectionate and does well with lots of one-on-one attention, hugs, and kisses. Some of Alvin’s interests are using his iPad and playing sports. His favorite sport is soccer, and he's very good at it!

Legally freed for adoption, Allen and Alvin should be placed with a single-parent or two-parent family with or without other children in the home. Pets are okay as long as they are outgoing and friendly just like them. It is very important to Allen and Alvin that they are able to maintain their connection with their five siblings which requires six in-person visits per year and other communication between visits.

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 www.mareinc.org.