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Matthew, 12, is awaiting adoption

Matthew is a 12-year-old boy of Hispanic descent. He enjoys playing video games and playing outside. Matthew is a sports enthusiast and enjoys watching and playing all different types of sports.

He also enjoys being active and participating in activities. He especially loves basketball and even got to shoot some hoops with a Harlem Globetrotters player!

Matthew has an individualized education plan that assists him with some challenges in school. He has some learning delays but he has made great strides in the classroom.

In the past, Matthew resided in a single-parent foster home with older children where he overall did very well. He is good with animals and enjoys helping with them.


Matthew would do best in a single female or same-sex female home where he can receive lots of love and support.

If the family has other children, Matthew should be the youngest child.

Matthew’s future family should be open to maintaining contact with his older sister.

Ironstone Adoption Party

Have you ever considered adopting a child from foster care with an intellectual, physical or developmental disability? Join the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at Ironstone Farm on August 7 th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in North Andover to find out more about the process and children in foster care of all ages with special needs. Learn about services to families post-adoption, meet waiting children and their social workers, and participate in activities. Preregistration is required. Call Victoria at MARE to learn more about this annual event (617)-542-3678, extension 135, or e-mail victoriat@mareinc.org. You can also visit www.mareinc.org to register.