Ashlynn is a shy girl who likes to draw and color. She can start being quiet with new people but warms up if given the time to develop a relationship. Ashlynn enjoys music, spending time with her friends and swimming. She loves the company of her siblings and is very protective of them. 

Ashlynn has friends at school that she enjoys being around. She does well in class with support. 

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Ashlynn will thrive in a home that can provide her with her own space and individualized attention. A family that is knowledgeable and able to navigate special education and mental health resources is also important. Ashlynn does best with clear expectations and a structured routine. Her social worker is open to exploring homes with a mother and a father or two mothers. Ashlynn will do best as the youngest or only child in a family. Ashlynn has four brothers and two sisters in Massachusetts, and it is extremely important that she maintain relationships with them. 

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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