Aliyana, also known as Ali, is an active and curious girl. Her social workers describe her as "adorable, sweet, affectionate and highly intelligent." 

She loves to explore and would be happy to spend all day outside looking at bugs and plants. Her very favorite thing to do is play with water, whether in a pool, water table or even a puddle. 

Aliyana also enjoys pretend play such as feeding stuffed animals and putting them to bed. She will put Little People toys in the bus and drive it around while singing "Wheels on the Bus," and can also be heard belting out other songs such as "Baby Shark."

Ali is becoming more independent and has started choosing her own clothes in the morning. She is also working hard on her speech and language skills and has shown the ability to communicate in various ways.  She uses a combination of spoken language, gestures, pictures, and a communication app on her iPad to communicate with others. Aliyana enjoys learning new things and benefits from clear and consistent structure and routines. 

Ali will thrive in a sensory- and language-rich environment with lots of love and affection. A family must be prepared to advocate for her needs and to keep her connected to her siblings.

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 Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.

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