Lalie is an eighth-grader with a terrific personality.

She is philosophical and a great conversationalist.  She speaks up for herself and tries very hard at everything she does. Her favorite activities are making art projects, playing with peers, being outside and just being busy.

Music, singing, dancing and cooking are also at the top of her "fun things to do" list.

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Lalie loves animals and would love a pet in her new home.

While it takes time for Lalie to warm up to trusting people, she is getting better with it thanks to her therapy. 

Lalie loves school and her grades have been improving in eighth grade.  Also improving is Lalie's ability to open up to her peers and form friendships. 

For a long time, Lalie had to be the parent to her younger sister. Sometimes it is difficult for her to leave her parental role when she is around much younger children and her sister.

Freed for adoption, Lalie will need regular visits with her younger sister who lives in western Massachusetts.  She would do best in a home with at least one female caregiver and other children. Most importantly, Lalie should be in an active family that will keep her busy, give her structure and surround her with love.  There is an open adoption agreement in place with Lalie's birth parents for two visits per year. Lalie has a close bond to her younger sister and will need frequent visits with her.

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.

The process to adopt 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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