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SUNDAY’S CHILD

Sunday’s Child is Sandra, 15

Hi! My name is Sandra.
I am good with animals. I am very animated and chatty when something interests me.

Sandra is a sweet, good-natured teenager who approaches life with enthusiasm and curiosity. She has a wide range of interests but is especially interested in singing and dancing. Kind and sensitive, she also likes animals and has expressed interest in perhaps
becoming a veterinarian.

At 15, Sandra is struggling to be independent. She is making progress and will continue to do so with reminders and prompting from adults. Sandra enjoys most aspects of school and does well in her current
academic setting.

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The ideal family for Sandra would have some parenting experience and be gentle in redirecting her while also encouraging her to be more independent. Sandra needs supervision and structure, especially around social situations. She would not be comfortable with a single-father family or a two-dad family, and her worker feels she would benefit from being the youngest child in the home.

Sandra also needs a family that will help her maintain contact with her birth family.

What is an adoption party?

Adoption parties are casual events designed to give prospective and experienced adoptive parents, social workers, and children in foster care an opportunity to meet informally.

Workshops provide prospective families the chance to network and learn from experienced adoptive parents. Family-friendly activities and entertainment offer children and prospective parents a fun, low-key way to interact. The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange hosts adoption parties four to six times per year throughout the state.

To learn more about Sandra, and about adoption from foster care, call MARE at 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or visit www.mareinc.org. The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have ‘‘a permanent place to call home.’’

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