Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.
Kealan is a sweet, happy-go-lucky 9-year-old kid.
Kealan loves singing and listening to music. Kealan lights up when he hears his favorite songs! He also enjoys having books read to him and loves spending time with his friends.
Kealan is on the Autism spectrum. He uses vocalizations, gestures, pictures, symbols and voice output devices to communicate throughout the day. He is an active participant throughout his school day and at home. Kealan has a g-tube for feeding and has made tremendous progress with gaining weight. Having decreased vision causes Kealan to only see about 3-4 feet away without his glasses. He is a sweetie!
Legally freed for adoption, Kealan’s social worker is looking to place him with a family that is able to meet his needs and help him thrive. A family would need to be able to keep up with Kealan’s many medical and developmental appointments and help advocate for him in school.
Can I adopt?
If you’re at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income, and 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 your family will fit well with.
To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org. Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.