Artful Ashlynn, 13, loves drawing and music

Ashlynn is a shy Caucasian girl who loves to draw and color. She can start out quietly with new people, but warms up if given time to develop a relationship. Ashlynn loves music, drawing, hanging out with her friends and swimming. She enjoys spending time with her siblings and is very protective of them. Ashlynn is in fifth grade with friends at school. She can do well in the classroom with additional supports.

Legally released for adoption, Ashlynn will thrive in a home that can provide her own space and individualized attention. She does best with boundaries and a structured routine. Her social worker is open to exploring homes with a mother and father or two mothers. Ashlynn will do her best as the youngest or only child in a family. Ashlynn has four brothers and two sisters in Massachusetts, and it’s extremely important that she nurtures a relationship with them.

Who can adopt?

Can you provide the guidance, love and stability a child needs? If you’re at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income, and have room in your heart, you may 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.

The process of adopting a foster child requires training, interviews and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you and, if so, to help connect you with a child. or a group of siblings that your family will be suitable for.

To learn more about foster adoption, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange at 617-964-6273 or go to mareinc.org. The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have a permanent place to call home.