Jeremiah, also known as Jerry, is a friendly, chatty, hard-working, lovable and inquisitive young boy. He is a social butterfly and will often seek out hugs and attention. Jerry likes to play outside. Basketball is his favorite. He also loves to ride his bike. 

Jerry also loves playing educational games on his tablet. He is very happy when he has another foster child in the home to play with him. One of his favorite memories from last year was getting the chance to go to a Christmas tree farm to cut down his own tree.  His foster family took the ride the day after Thanksgiving, but Jerry talked about the experience into the new year. 

Jerry is in kindergarten and doing very well. He is very bright overall and enjoys going to school. Jerry does well both behaviorally and academically.  Socially, he has good relationships with his peers and engages appropriately with them. 

Jerry will thrive in a multicultural or culturally aware family that can celebrate his culture. Jerry has a great deal to offer the right family and will be successful with supportive and nurturing caregivers.

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

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