Skylar is a joyful ten-year-old girl. She loves to dance, listen to music, play musical instruments, and enjoys imaginary play. She is also described as social, outgoing, curious and very energetic. Skylar thrives on positive nurturing and one-on-one attention.

Skylar is enrolled for school in the fall of 2023. She loves school which offers her the structure and routine that she thrives on. She has an educational plan in place for social and emotional needs and she also receives speech therapy. She has made positive progress this past year with expressing her feelings verbally, coping when she exhibits impulsive behaviors and with her social skills.

Skylar will need a family to go above and beyond to show her their love, affection and attention. They also will need to follow through with routine and structure as this is what Skylar thrives on. The ideal situation would be to find a family that would visit with Skylar on a consistent and regular basis to form a trusting bond with her. Only after this bond is created can Skylar move forward with a healthy relationship with a family. Skylar has 3 siblings living in western MA with whom she will need to maintain in-person or other forms of contact at least monthly.

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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