Leilani is an energetic teenage girl. Those close to her describe her as bubbly, chatty and often boisterous.  She is a positive child who is always ready to do something fun.  Leilani’s favorite activities are arts and crafts projects, singing, dancing and playing sports such as soccer.  Leilani also participates in drama club throughout the school year and it's her wish to be the star of her own show. 

When we asked her to describe herself in one word, she paused and gave it a lot of thought.

"Ambitious," she said.

Smiling, she added, "And different."

Leilani would do well with a family in which she's the only child. 

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.

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