Raven, 16, has a packed list of hobbies, such as cheerleading, cleaning, watching movies, reading books and listening to music.

A big foodie, Raven is a vegetarian who likes making delicious smoothies. She loves baking and is frequently seen on Pinterest looking for new recipes.

Raven's plans are as clear as day. She hopes to become a special education teacher, going to Westfield State University for six years to obtain her master's degree in special education while minoring in criminal justice.

Get our free mobile app

Raven is a bright and confident student who excels at school. She enjoys advocating for herself and having her voice heard.

"I don't ask for much, I just ask that they love and accept me, and don't ask me to change... I would thank them for opening up their hearts and homes."  -- Raven

 

The Ideal Family for Raven

Raven values family connections, and hopes for a family that will stick together through the good and bad times.

Raven is legally freed for adoption and wishes to have two parents and siblings in her future family. Raven has strong bonds with her sisters and their adoptive families on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and it is essential that she sustains these relationships.

Who Can Adopt?

If you’re at least 18 years old, 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.

11 Activities in Maine Your Kids Will Actually Want to Do This Summer

Kids enjoy a lot of things but for summertime fun, it all comes down to 5 groups; amusement/water parks, animals, sports, learning, and the beautiful outdoors. If you're looking for some serious family fun this summer, start checking these off your bucket list.

The Best Children’s Shows in History