Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.
Nathalia is a funny and smart elementary school-aged girl of Caucasian descent. She is described as “easy going” and “one to go with the flow.” Nathalia loves animals and she also enjoys creating art.
Some of her other favorite activities are watching the Disney and Nickelodeon channels, going shopping, getting ice cream, and trips to the park.
Nathalia likes to sing and can memorize words of several songs. Nathalia already has future aspirations and would like to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Nathalia loves the socialization aspect of school, especially lunch time and recess.
Nathalia is legally freed for adoption and will thrive with a family that is able to give her some one on one time. Nathalia has stated she would like a family that is patient with her, loves her, and plays with her. She would also like a family that is willing to maintain contact with her little brother and older siblings. Her social worker is seeking a family of any constellation with or without other children in the home. Any interested family should be open to contact with Nathalia’s biological mother in the future.
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, 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.”