Sweet Jaxson, 5, enjoys interacting with others

Jaxson is a sweet and affectionate 5 year old Caucasian boy who can brighten up any room with his big eyes and happy smile. Those who know him best say he’s affectionate, playful and awesome. Jaxson enjoys being around other people and will vocalize to greet people he knows. Although he loves music and his iPad, he is happiest when interacting with others. Jaxson is loved and adored by his peers and teachers, so much so that he is described as “the mayor” of his school!

Jaxson has a variety of developmental and medical needs and is surrounded by a team of support providers. He does not speak and communicates using facial expressions, eye contact, vocalizations, smiles and body movements. He likes when people do or say stupid things and laughs out loud to show his pleasure. Jaxson uses a wheelchair for mobility and a feeding tube for nutrition at this time.

Legally released for adoption, Jaxson could thrive in a family in any constellation, with or without other children. A family should be prepared to participate in the variety of support services Jaxson receives and his frequent medical appointments. Ongoing contact with biological parents and long-term foster family will also need to be supported.

Can I adopt?

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. 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.

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