Lilly and Asa are a brother and sister whose hearts are set on being adopted together.
Lilly, the older sibling, is outgoing. She is described as active, fearless and strong-willed. She also has a side she describes as "classy," enjoying getting her nails done and putting on makeup. She enjoys karate class, loves art, is entertained by cartoons and feels good helping her foster mother in the kitchen. In school, she performs at grade level and would benefit from support and consistent structure to stay on task.
Lilly is severely allergic to cats and dogs, so families with cats will not be considered but her social worker would consider a family with a hypoallergenic dog.
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Asa, the younger brother, unlike his big sis, has an introverted personality. He also likes karate class, indoor activities such as mind-stimulating games regarding problem-solving, drawing and playing with cars. He also loves outdoor activities such as going to the park. In school, Asa performs above average compared to his peers.
Legally freed for adoption, Lilly and Asa will bring joy to a home that can provide them with structure, consistency and freedom to express their emotions. They will do well in a loving two-parent family as the only or youngest children.

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

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