Family Wanted: 12-year-old girl enjoys looking good

  • Lariah

Friday, May 25, 2018

“I want to be a cosmetologist when I grow up.”

Lariah is a 12-year-old girl of African American descent who enjoys watching TV and doing crafts. She loves pampering like getting her nails or hair done.

Lariah will be entering the sixth grade. She can be strong willed at times, but is very engaging and happy.

In 2013, Lariah was severely scalded and burned on her legs and feet; she will need yearly specialist visits and daily creaming and massaging to the affected areas. She also has seasonal allergies and allergies to all animal dander and fur.

Ready for adoption, Lariah would do best in a two-parent home, with either a mother/father or mother/mother constellation. Lariah would do best with no other children in the home. A single mom family also would be considered depending on experience with children.

Her new family should have knowledge of or be willing to learn about Lariah’s culture including foods and personal care. In addition, Lariah needs praise, love, affection, consistency and a structured home life. Her new family will need to help Lariah maintain contact with her siblings.

Who can adopt?

Can you provide the guidance, love and stability that a child needs? 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.

The process to adopt a child from foster care 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 sibling group that your family will match well with.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org.

This article was prepared by MARE.