December's Child: Meet McKenzi

Baystateparent Magazine
Legally free for adoption, McKenzi’s ideal family would consist of one or two moms, with no other children in the home.

Hi, my name is McKenzi and I love to swim!

McKenzi, 15, is a creative, kind teen of Caucasian descent. She loves to cook, swim, paint, and watch television. McKenzi describes herself as funny child who is also and a good friend. She is very loyal to those she cares about, and she remains dedicated to her interests and passions. Those who are close to McKenzi note that she is hard-working, caring, and a good role model to others. She is very resilient and does not give up easily. Her teachers report she does well in school and works at grade level. Her favorite subjects are art and math.

Legally free for adoption, McKenzi’s ideal family would consist of one or two moms, with no other children in the home. Because McKenzi's social worker believes she could thrive in any type of family, she will consider all families who express interest. McKenzi's one wish is that her future family be caring and understanding. They should also be willing to abide by the Open Adoption Agreement with her birth parents, and maintain contact with her 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 www.mareinc.org.