John is a relaxed and very easy-going boy. He enjoys matching games, jumping on his mini trampoline, and playing with a beaded necklace and other small objects. John is diagnosed with non-verbal autism and he utilizes communication through an iPad app.
John does well in school and enjoys being in class with other students. He does not have any physical needs.
Legally freed for adoption, John's social worker is seeking a family of any constellation. An ideal family for John would be one that is familiar with his diagnosis and a family that is open to having services in the home to aid John throughout his life. A family must also be open to supporting John's relationship with his sibling and biological mother.

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.

Adopting 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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