Austin is a warm and loving 11-year-old boy. He is a "people person" and eager to learn and share his knowledge with his peers and younger children.

Some of Austin's favorite outdoor activities are riding bikes, rollerblading and playing basketball and soccer. He is a go-with-the-flow kind of kid who has many interests and is always open to exploring new things. He enjoys going to the park, the beach and the movies. He also likes visits to the arcade and playing with Legos and video games. He appreciates music and craft projects.

Austin genuinely enjoys going to school and he is a solid student.  He has developed some great friends and he regularly comes home with a gold star for being the star student of the day. Austin enjoys practicing his math, reading and spelling skills at night using workbooks.

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Legally freed for adoption, Austin is open to a family of any makeup, with or without children. His social worker believes he would do better with fewer children in the home because he likes concentrated support and focus.

Most importantly, Austin must be able to stay connected to his siblings. 

Who Can Adopt

If you’re at least 18, have a stable source of income and have 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. As an adoptive parent, you won’t have to pay any fees. Adoption from foster care is completely free in Massachusetts.

The process to adopt a child from foster care includes training, interviews and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you. These steps will help match you with a child or sibling group that will be a good fit.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at (617) 964-6273 or visit Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.

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