Corey, 14, has his sights set on science

Corey is a happy, lovable and insightful young man of African American descent. He enjoys Legos, roller coasters and anything athletic. Corey loves Chinese food and he can cook grilled cheese, eggs and pancakes. He is an appealing and sociable child who relates well to older kids and adults and has formed positive relationships with his peers and works well in group activities. Corey wants to be a scientist when he grows up.

Legally freed for adoption, Corey’s social worker is looking for a loving and supportive two-parent family or a single parent with other adults in the home or in close proximity for daily support. It is also important that he has a mother figure and he is the youngest in the home. Corey needs to maintain contact with his big sister, Kiy’aa, who is also free for adoption, and if possible would love a family willing to open their home to her.

Can I adopt?

If you’re at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income and 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 your family will fit well with.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange at 617-964-6273 or go to mareinc.org. Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.