July's Child: Meet Zuleika

Baystateparent Magazine
Zuleika is known to be friendly, mature, and a good helper.

Hi! My name is Zuleika and I want to be a singer when I grow up!

Zuleika, 13, is an active, intelligent, and inquisitive girl of Hispanic descent. Her favorite activities include playing with dolls, doing arts and crafts, singing, and dancing. She also enjoys imaginary play. In her current foster home, Zuleika is known to be friendly, mature, and a good helper. She also loves to play with the family dog. Zuleika hopes to be a singer when she grows up.

Zuleika enjoys going to school. While she sometimes needs prompting from adults to do her homework, she does well academically once she puts her mind to it.

Zuleika will do best in a family consisting of a male and female parent, two female parents, or a single female parent. Her social worker is open to families with no other children or with children who are older than Zuleika. Zuleika is legally freed for adoption.

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