Witty Kalyn, 13, likes to write, cook

Kalyn is a very bright, sweet and caring girl of Caucasian descent. Competent in school, Kalyn loves books and writing. She would love to publish a novel one day. As of the 2021–22 school year, she attends eighth grade. She can create an array of elaborate and detailed art projects. Kalyn participates in an after-school program four nights a week that includes volunteering at a Humane Society and participating in a theater group. Outdoor activities like hiking are also of interest to Kalyn. Her favorite indoor activity in her group home is cooking. She has a dry, witty sense of humor. She would like to go to university in the future.

Legally released for adoption, Kalyn said she is ready to be matched with her family forever and would like to be part of their adoption process. She thinks she would fit in better in a family with one or two mothers. She would do well in a home with older children or no other children. She should also be allowed to make mistakes, learn from them, and be forgiven for them. She will need to maintain contact, including monthly “in-person” visits, with her siblings living in western and eastern Massachusetts.

Can I adopt?

If you’re at least 18 years old, have a steady source of income, and have room in your heart, you might be the perfect match for adopting an expectant child. Adoptive parents can be single, married or in a couple; experienced or not; tenants or owners; LGBTQ+ singles and couples. As an adoptive parent, you will not have to pay any fees; Foster adoption is completely free in Massachusetts.

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

To learn more about foster adoption, 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.

Scott R. Banks