Shyanne, 12, is artistic and outgoing

Shyanne is a fun, loving and outgoing young woman of Caucasian descent. She is known as a social butterfly who makes friends easily and enjoys spending time with her peers. Shyanne is also able to hold conversations with the adults in her life and can appropriately solicit her attention. Shyanne is very artistic and has a special talent for drawing. She is also interested in participating in sports, such as soccer, track and field, and jiu-jitsu. Shyanne is special because she can find the positive in almost any situation and is very insightful. She is very in tune with her emotions and the emotions of others around her.

Shyanne is a good student in general. She works with her teachers to improve her math skills and appreciates receiving support in completing her homework. Shyanne would like to attend college in the future and she would like to pursue a career in teaching. She loves to help and enjoys helping others with daily routines.

Legally released for adoption, Shyanne’s birth parents have an open adoption agreement to keep in touch with her. She also has siblings that she is very close with, so a potential family should facilitate these relationships as she grows older. We are looking for a family from any constellation, including other siblings in the household. She will thrive in a home with a strong maternal role model who can set appropriate limits and boundaries. Shyanne is doing well in a family environment and is looking forward to finding her own forever home. Social workers would like to find a family who has been a parent before and understands how trauma affects a child’s ability to process emotions. A patient family that is willing to earn Shyanne’s trust over time is ideal.

Can I adopt?

If you are at least 18 years old, have a steady source of income, and space in your heart, you may be the perfect match to adopt an expecting child. Adoptive parents can be single, married, or in a relationship; experienced or not; renters or homeowners; LGBTQ+ singles and couples. As an adoptive parent, you will not have to pay any fees, foster care adoption is completely free in Massachusetts.

The process for adopting a foster child includes training, interviews, and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you. These steps will help you find a group of children or siblings that your family will fit in well with.

For more information on foster care adoption, 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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