Cole is very bright, polite and compassionate. 

He can carry on conversations, shows that he is interested in getting to know people and can maintain strong connections. This teen loves to be active and enjoys playing basketball and football. His favorite NFL team is the Los Angeles Rams. He is willing to try any new activity. He also loves anything wrestling-related. 

He does very well in his classes with some academic support in math and reading. He also receives support services for his social and emotional needs. Cole said he wants to move into a family setting and would like to be adopted. 

Cole would do well in most any family that could offer him one-on-one attention. He should be the only child in the home or in a home with much older children. He will need a family that keeps him connected with his two siblings who live in Western Massachusetts.

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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