Nathan loves to smile and give high fives. He loves Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Nathan enjoys everything about these characters.  He watches their shows and delights in having their books read to him.

Nathan loves to draw and color, especially when an adult is drawing with him. He likes playing with Play-Doh and Silly Putty. He also loves blocks, building with Magformers and playing on the playground with yoga balls.  

Nathan is on the autism spectrum and responds well to a structured setting where he can earn preferred activities as an incentive for following the routine. He is making great progress at school and is learning to master skill after skill. His personality really shines through and all his teachers report that he's a pleasure to work with. 

Nathan is legally free for adoption and will require a family with lots of energy and some experience with children on the spectrum. A two-parent family would be preferred due to the level of supervision Nathan requires. If there is a single parent with a large engaged support system and experience with children with special needs, they would be considered as well. 

As part of the Open Adoption Agreement, Nathan needs to maintain regular sibling visitation. Therefore, a family in Massachusetts or the New England area will be considered. 

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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