Richard is a charming, engaging and very friendly boy.

He enjoys playing video games, watching movies, riding his bike and playing sports. Richard has many close relationships with kids and adults in his school, although at times he may have difficulty reading social cues.

He is most successful in a small classroom setting and receives some assistance in his classes for social and emotional needs. He performs well academically overall with A's and B's. He is described by his foster family as immensely kind, polite and respectful. The foster family also describes him as having a great sense of humor, playful and energetic. He is not afraid to stand up for himself and others.

Richard would do well with a family that can offer him much structure, routine and the setting of limits. His new family should also be loving, committed and patient. Richard has a close relationship with his older sister. His new family should help him maintain contact with her, including in-person visits. Richard also has a relationship with his maternal aunt.

Phone contact with her, at the very least, should be maintained.

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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