sunday’s child

Zadrik is ready for a family to call his own

Zadrik loves watching basketball.
Zadrik loves watching basketball.

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

Zadrik is a healthy, friendly, talkative, and pleasant boy of Hispanic descent. Zadrik likes to stay inside at home rather than going shopping or even taking a vacation. He is cautious about trying new things and is selective about what he eats. He loves to watch sports on TV, especially basketball. He also loves to play wrestling video games.

Zadrik is very resourceful and is very good at advocating for himself. He is in the eighth grade. He has friends at school and gets along well with both adults and his peers.


Legally freed for adoption, a very structured home and a consistent parenting style seems to works best with Zadrik. He would do well in most any family constellations with or without children as long as he receives love, attention, and encouragement to help build his self-esteem. Zadrik would like to maintain contact with his two sisters, his paternal grandmother, and his last pre -adoptive father.

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 617-964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org. The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have “a permanent place to call home.”