Jostiel, who likes to be called JoJo, is a sweet, charismatic, funny and outgoing boy.  He receives support in school to help him with social and emotional needs as well as academic assistance for math and reading. JoJo also enjoys playing trombone in the school band.

After school, JoJo attends a program at the YMCA where he has a number of close friends. He loves to joke around, play games and is not afraid to be himself in front of others. He can, however, miss social cues at time. 

JoJo is not afraid to say what's on his mind, and has the ability to keep it respectful.  He loves family outings such as going to the movies, going out to dinner, taking family bike rides and family trips. 

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JoJo enjoys the discipline of playing on the football team, and looks forward to practice starting up again in a few weeks. He is also musically inclined. Along with the trombone, JoJo is also learning to play the guitar.

One day, JoJo would like to become a police officer because he has a desire to help people.  He likes to be busy and involved in activities. 

Legally freed for adoption, JoJo would do well in an active two-parent family with older children or no other children in the home so that he can receive the attention that he seeks. He would benefit from a family that is trauma-informed and has a structured home environment. Because he is so close and bonded to his older brother and younger sister, his new family should also understand the importance of sibling contact. He will need ongoing virtual contact and in-person visits with them on a regular basis.  

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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