Jaylen is a kind and caring child. He is very intelligent and is doing well in his classes at school. He loves to read, do puzzles, build with Legos and play computer games.

Peers in his program describe him as loving, independent, outgoing and resilient.  Jaylen is also artistic and likes to listen to music and create art.

He loves to be outdoors and would like the freedom to go out with his friends.

He is working toward becoming a veterinarian, dog trainer pet sitter or zoo keeper when he is older.

His favorite people are "those who own and love animals".

The Right Family Match

Jaylen very much wants to be adopted. He is legally freed and would like to join a caring family that can support his needs. He also wants to be part of his own adoption process.  He hopes to be adopted by a family that has older children in the home and owns pets.

Jaylen's social worker feels that he would do best in a home with structure and routine. He wants a home where he can feel safe and able to engage in activities with his family without feeling judged or disrespected. It is important for Jaylen to maintain contact with his grandparents and brother who live in western Massachusetts.

Who Can Adopt?

If you’re at least 18 years old, 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.