Kalyn is a very bright, sweet and caring girl. She is a strong student and an avid reader who enjoys visiting the public library. She wants to be a novelist and is writing her own book. She says when she is finished writing it in English, she wants to translate it into Spanish. 

"I usually like to write about things that didn't happen in my life, but could have happened in somebody else's," Kalyn said. "I make things up. I pretty much never finish my stories, though."

Kalyn participates in an after-school program four nights a week which includes volunteering at the humane society and working in a theater group. Her goals include attending college after she graduates from high school.

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Kalyn can be quiet around new people and it may take her some time to warm up. It may also take her some time for her to trust. Once she does she will be loyal.

"I just need someone there for me," she said.

Freed for adoption Kalyn has expressed that she is ready to be matched with her forever family and that she would like to be part of her adoption process. She feels that she would fit in best with a single or two-mom family. She would do well in a home with older children or no other children.

Kalyn will need a structured home with clear boundaries and concrete rules to follow. She should also be allowed to make mistakes, learn from them and be forgiven for them. She will need to maintain contact, including monthly in-person visits, with her siblings living in western and eastern Massachusetts.  There is also an open-adoption agreement in place for Kalyn to have two supervised visits a year with her birth mother who also lives in western Massachusetts.

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.

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