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SUNDAY’S CHILD

Sunday’s Child is Justice, 13

Hi! My name is Justice. I love video games, and I would like to study electronics in high school.

Justice is a quiet 13-year-old who takes his time to warm up to new people. But behind that reserve are what his foster mother calls his greatest strengths: his resiliency and his kindness with younger children.

Among his passions are all things related to computers and video games. Justice is detail-oriented with both, and is able to comfortably explain complex elements of the games to others. He also enjoys reading, playing football, and going to the Boys and Girls Club.

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Justice is very smart. In school he is an average student who completes most of his homework but can struggle with staying focused on a task. He was accepted into a vocational high school.

In his foster home, Justice gets along with a younger foster sibling. He does well with structure and routine in the home and likes knowing household expectations. The home has two dogs and Justice does well with animals.

Justice could be placed in a family of any constellation, and it should support his contact with his birth family.

Who are the children waiting
for adoption?

There are approximately 2,400 children in Massachusetts foster care with the goal of adoption. Through no fault of their own, they cannot be raised by their birth parents. Many will be adopted by a relative or foster parent, but more than 600 have no one to adopt them yet.

These waiting children are usually older, ages 6 to 16, or sibling groups who belong together, children of color of all ages, and children with intellectual, physical, or emotional difficulties or disabilities. These children have experienced many losses and changes in their lives, and need patient and dependable adoptive parents who can help them grow and thrive in a new family. Free post-adoption support services are available to help.

To learn more about Justice, and adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-542-3678 or visit www.mareinc.org.

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