Three year old Yandel is a little boy who loves affection.  One of his favorite things to do is cuddling with his caretaker.  He has a bright smile and enjoys swinging on his adapted swing.

Yandel's medical issues originated after his premature birth at 23 weeks.  He is legally blind and has chronic lung disease.  However, Yandel is making progress each day and brings joy to those around him by flashing his winning smile.

Some of Yandel's favorite activities are watching his mobile twirl above his head and bouncing in his chair.  He is a boy who is very giggly and affectionate.

Legally freed for adoption, Yandel is ready to be the pride and joy of a family of any constellation.  It is important that Yandel finds a home where one parent is able to stay home with him full-time to fully participate in his growth, development, and medical care.  A family for Yandel must support his relationship with his mother who has an open adoption agreement for two visits a year. 

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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