JoJo likes a lot of outdoor activities

JoJo plays trombone in the school orchestra, which he enjoys very much. After school, JoJo attends a program at the YMCA and enjoys spending time with her friends.

JoJo loves electronics, likes to ride her scooter, likes to ride her bike, play outside, swim and play sports. He loves Tae-Kwon Do and has taken classes in the past. When he’s older, JoJo states that he wants to be a policeman so he can help people.

He loves living with his foster family made up of two mothers. JoJo likes to be busy and involved in activities. Cycling and cooking with her adoptive mothers are some of JoJo’s favorite activities.

Legally released for adoption, JoJo would do well in an active two-parent family with older children or no other children at home so he can get the attention he seeks. He would benefit from a trauma-informed family and a structured home environment.

Because he is so close and bonded to his older brother and younger sister, his new family should also understand the importance of brotherly contact. He will need ongoing virtual contact and in-person visits with them on a regular basis.

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 won’t 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 (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.