Elmer is a helpful, polite and smart boy who is open to trying new things.  

He participates in many activities and sports and gets along with others. He enjoys anime, Star Wars, math, science, and karate/taekwondo. Elmer also likes to play outside, ride his bike and try his hand at board games. Other interests for Elmer are his stuffed animals, reading and superheroes. 

Elmer is looking for a family that can provide him with a safe and stable environment. He hopes to find a family with either two parents or a single parent and he wants there to be other children and pets in the home. In a home setting, Elmer helps with the chores and follows the rules outlined.

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Elmer will benefit from a strong advocate who will ensure that he thrives.

Who Can Adopt?

If you’re at least 18, have a stable source of income and have 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. As an adoptive parent, you won’t have to pay any fees. Adoption from foster care is completely free in Massachusetts.

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Adopting a child from foster care includes training, interviews and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you. These steps will help match you with a child or sibling group that will be a good fit.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at (617) 964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org. Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.

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