At 12 years old, Alia has already made the decision that her schoolwork really matters to her. She is invested in her school work and has built positive relationships with her classmates and teachers.

Alia is a very happy and bubbly young girl who enjoys arts & crafts and dancing. Those who know Alia best describe her as being a creative child who is eager to learn. She has the ability to be engaging, cooperative, and helpful.

Legally freed for adoption, Alia would benefit from being part of a two-parent family with or without older children in the home. The ideal family for Alia would be patient and nurturing with the ability to keep up with her active nature.

A family must also continue the services she currently has in place to address her emotional and academic needs. She does well with structure, routine, and guidance and would like a family who is able to provide her with that.

She would like to find a family with someone who is able to manage her hair, or willing to learn. Alia shares close relationships with her birth parents, who she currently visits with individually on a bi-weekly basis. Alia also maintains contact with her two brothers.

Find out more about Alia on the MARE website.

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.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at (617) 964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org. MARE can help connect you with a child or sibling group with whom your family may be a good match.