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SUNDAY’S CHILD

Sunday’s Child is Kailee, 9

ED EICH

Hi! My name is Kailee. I love doing puzzles and I like gymnastics.

Kailee is 9, a friendly, animated girl who describes herself as loving and kind. She loves to give to others and to spend time with others. She has a great laugh and sees the humor in many things.

Gymnastics and swimming are two of Kailee’s favorite things and she loves to be outside. But she finds plenty to enjoy indoors: being read to, puzzles, music, singing. On the puzzle ladder, she is up to 500-piece sizes now. She will sing to almost any kind of music.

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Kailee is doing well in her foster home, and benefits from the structure and concrete parenting she gets from her foster mother. She also does well with her teenage foster siblings.

Kailee has some intellectual delays, and is in a day-school program where she struggles with following rules and getting along with peers. She wants to be a mom or a teacher when she grows up.

Kailee would do best in a two-parent family of any constellation. Ideally, her future family will have experience with children, but Kailee could still be the youngest child in a home. She would do well in a family with pets.

Join us for an adoption party

Save the date Aug. 18 for an adoption party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ironstone Farms in Andover for families interested in adopting children with intellectual and/or physical special needs.

Ironstone Farms is a therapeutic horseback riding facility, and families and children can spend their Sunday horseback riding and participating in arts and crafts activities. Families will have a chance to interact with adoptive parents experienced in special needs adoption, and with service providers who can support a family after adoption.

Lunch will be provided.

To RSVP or to learn more about Kailee, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 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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