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SUNDAY’S CHILD

Sunday’s Child is Irelis, 12

HI! My name is Irelis. I am good at fishing!

Irelis is a helpful and sweet 12-year-old of Hispanic descent. Easily engaged and hardworking, she does best with routine, structure, and additional time to process things. And she appreciates everything that people do for her.

Irelis enjoys doing things: arts and crafts, drawing, music and singing and dancing. She likes walks, videos, stuffed animals.

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In school, Irelis has friends both in class and in her after-school program. She is a sixth-grader in a substantially separate, small-class environment. She is slowly making steady progress, and likes to learn. At home, Irelis is cooperative, helpful, caring, and follows her routines, which are important to her continued growth. Irelis feels safe and cared for with structure and communication. She models behavior of adults and she continues to work on independent self-help skills.

The ideal family constellation for Irelis is either a two-parent family or a single mom. Irelis could be successful as a single child or with older siblings, as the sibling interaction would be beneficial for her.

It will be important that Irelis have the opportunity to maintain her current connections and to keep connected and exposed to her Spanish heritage and culture. The ideal family will continue to support her extracurricular activities. When she grows up, Irelis would like to work with animals.

To learn more about Irelis, and about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (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 place to call “home.”

Adoption information
open house

Join us Saturday for an adoption information open house from 9 a.m. to noon at Jonathan Belcher House, 360 North Main St., Randolph. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about children of color who are waiting for adoption in your community. Come speak with families who have adopted from foster care, and social workers from local agencies.

Light breakfast will be served. Walk-ins are welcome.

Visit www.mareinc.org or call 617-542-3678 for more information.

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