Layla, who goes by Yoshi, is a sweet, creative person. Yoshi loves art, drama and watching anime. Yoshi is a very bright child who recently took up chess and enjoys challenging others to a game. Yoshi would do best with a supportive family who likes to be social and spend time with one another. 

Yoshi, described as a "great student," attends school daily and receives some additional support.

Yoshi, seen in a ouija board shirt just in time for Spooky Season, would do well with a family of any makeup, with or without other children. They would love to be in a home with either a single mom or two moms. Yoshi would do well with an affirming, caring family. Yoshi does have some contact with birth parents which will be discussed further with an adoptive family. 

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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