Nicholas is a sweet and polite boy of Hispanic descent. He loves pets and is compassionate to all who know him. He also has a great sense of humor and can joke around easily with others. Being well-groomed and clean is very important to Nick.
In his free time, Nick loves to listen to hip-hop and play basketball. He also enjoys video games but would prefer to be outside being active and burning off his energy rather than inside. Nick has many friends, is very sensitive to others’ feelings, and tries to help out those who he feels are struggling. He is a role model in his program. When a new kid arrives, Nick takes them under his wing and mentors them. He comforts other kids when they are upset. He is very well-liked by both his peers and adults in his living setting. He is a loyal friend.
He receives support services in school to help with expressive and receptive language and reading. Nick does perform very well in math. Due to the lack of foster families, Nick lived in a residential program much longer than needed but recently moved in with a foster family. He is doing great living in a family environment.
Freed for adoption, Nick would do well in any family constellation with older, younger or with no other children in the home. He would do well in a home with routine, structure and much love to give. Currently he has regular visits with his siblings. Nick has a lot of potential and is waiting for his new family to help him tap into this potential so he can reach for the stars.
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.