Alijah is a social, engaging and polite young man of Cape Verdean descent. When he's not in school, his favorite activities include playing sports, board games and card games.

He is a big fan of sneakers, such as hot pink Nike Foams.

Alijah also likes cooking, baking and swimming in the summertime. He loves to play sports and enjoys showing off his basketball and football skills. One of his most admirable qualities, Alijah prides himself on being a good mentor to younger children and seeks out opportunities to do so.

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He longs to be a part of a loving family. His social worker believes Alijah would do best in a two-parent family with clear-cut rules.

 

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 www.mareinc.org. Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.

See Everything to Explore at the Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

The former Bristol County Superior Courthouse on North Main Street in Fall River has transformed over the last decade into the home of the Children's Museum of Greater Fall River. From exhibits that local families know and love to those totally new features that have debuted in recent months, one thing is for sure: This museum is a must-see SouthCoast attraction and we have the pictures to prove it.