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    sunday’s child

    Jayden, 9, likes Legos and dining out

    Jayden likes going to school and doing his homework.
    Jayden likes going to school and doing his homework.

    Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.

    Jayden is a very affectionate nine-year-old boy of Caucasian descent.

    He loves giving hugs and he is very friendly towards adults and other children.

    Jayden is a big fan of country music and he knows many artists and songs. Some of Jayden’s favorite activities are playing with his cars and trucks, building with Legos, and riding his scooter. He also likes to collect different types of Beanie Babies.

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    Jayden likes to be out and about whether he is traveling or going to a restaurant. When he goes out to eat, his favorite thing to order off of the menu is a hamburger.

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    Jayden looks forward to going to school each day, and he does well interacting with his peers. He also enjoys working on his homework as soon as he gets home.

    Legally free for adoption, Jayden describes his “forever home” to be one with pets and children around his age. His social worker is open to exploring all interested families with either one or two parents. Jayden is very bonded to his godmother, and it is recommended that he continue to have a relationship with her once a placement is identified.

    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.

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    To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org. The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have “a permanent place to call home.”