Yessenia is shy but opens up once she gets to know you. 

Spend some time with her and you'll learn that she enjoys baking and aspires to bake professionally when she is older. She's well on her way, having taken some vocational classes in baking. She makes cookies for other people and takes pride in sharing her accomplishments.

Yessenia also loves fashion and enjoys trying on different outfits and jewelry.

She is compassionate and kind to others. 

She enjoys school and is described as a hard worker. 

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Legally freed for adoption, Yessenia will need a family that will allow her continued contact and visits with her two younger brothers. She would do best in a two-parent or single-female family with or without other children. She would like to have a family that is supportive of her relationship with her siblings and her mother. 

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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