Family Wanted: 1-year-old boy loves to be held


Published: 7/6/2018 12:34:56 PM

Douglas is an affectionate 1-year-old boy of Caucasian descent who loves to be held. His personality is constantly developing, and he has typical interests of a boy his age.

Douglas is very curious and he loves looking around at all of his surroundings. He also likes bouncing around.

Douglas is not presently in day care, but rather stays at home with his foster parent where he is doing well.

Ready for adoption, Douglas needs a family that is open to caring for a child with medical needs. He has an open adoption agreement with his birth parents consisting of quarterly visits until his adoption finalizes, and then two visits per year. Douglas also has two sisters who he is very close to.

An ideal family should be willing to maintain Douglas’ connection to his 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 be a good match for.

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

This article was prepared by MARE.

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