Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.
Eight-year-old Isaiah is an energetic boy of African-American decent. Isaiah is fun, loving, and caring. He says he wants a fun family. He has a wonderful and engaging personality and likes to express himself through play. He loves to stay active and enjoys playing board games, football, and basketball. He also likes to play outside and go to the movies. Isaiah likes to listen to music in his spare time. His favorite music is rap and pop. Isaiah is doing great in school and likes spending time with his teachers and peers.
Although Isaiah is legally freed for adoption, he will have an open adoption that will require him to maintain contact with his biological mother and siblings through visits. Isaiah will benefit from being apart of a two-parent household and would do well if there were other children present in the home. It is important Isaiah’s future family be caring and supportive when it comes to his needs. Isaiah will want to explore new activities with his future family and will do great in a family that is just as active as he is.
Who can adopt?
Can you provide the guidance, love, and stability that a child needs? 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.
The process to adopt a child from foster care requires training, interviews, and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you, and if so, to help connect you with a child or sibling group that your family will be a good match for.
To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org.The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have a permanent place to call HOME.