Ruthie is a playful and fun girl who sees herself as caring and kind. The adults in her life agree.

Ruthie has a great sense of humor and loves to play indoor and outdoor games. She loves to dance and has attended dancing school. She also has some experience riding horses, having been described as a natural. She enjoys crafts, music, spending time with others, exploring, learning in school and gymnastics.

Ruthie's teachers describe her as very bright academically, although she does receive extra academic support in school. She attends a local therapeutic day school for the social and emotional support it provides.

Ruthie understands that her goal is adoption and she very much wants a family to call her own. She knows the dynamics of a family, and is able to build healthy relationships with caring adults.

Legally freed for adoption, Ruthie would thrive in a two-parent family of any kind, either with or without other children in the home. Her social worker says an ideal family for Ruthie is a patient one that can provide her with lots of love, bonding and undivided attention.

A family for Ruthie should also be open to helping her maintain a relationship with her older sister.

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 Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.

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