Alia's residential counselor describes her as a thoughtful friend who gets along with everyone. She is a happy and bubbly young girl. Other children are always looking to include Alia in play.

Alia and her counselor agree that she has a terrific sense of humor and can make just about anybody laugh.

She enjoys playing sports, especially basketball and soccer.

She is a student who puts a lot of effort into her schoolwork and genuinely loves to go to school. Her positive attitude toward learning and school is one of the reasons that she has been able to spark meaningful relationships with classmates and teachers.

Legally freed for adoption, Alia would benefit from being part of a two-parent family with or without older children in the home. The ideal family for Alia would be patient and nurturing with the ability to keep up with her active nature. The family must also continue the services she has in place to address her emotional and academic needs. She does well with structure, routine and guidance, and would like a family who is able to provide her with that.

Alia shares close relationships with her birth parents, who she visits individually on a bi-weekly basis. She also maintains contact with her two brothers.

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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