Syriana, 15, is a talented artist who loves horses

Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.

Syriana is a caring 15-year-old girl. She describes herself as pretty, funky and a talented artist. Those who know Syriana would describe her as a kind, somewhat silly and imaginative girl.

Syriana enjoys being creative and working on artistic projects. She has a love for all animals, especially horses; in fact, Syriana is an excellent rider!

Syriana’s favorite subjects at school are math, language arts, science and social studies. She particularly enjoys learning different ways to solve math problems.

Syriana shared that when she grows up, she wants to be a role model for others and raise funds for those living in poverty.

Syriana is legally released for adoption and looks forward to being part of an adoptive family. Syriana would like to have a dog, to have the possibility of taking gymnastics and art classes, and to one day be able to go to Disneyland and Lego Land.

Syriana shared that she would like a potential adoptive family to know that she is brave but afraid of insects, spiders and worms.

Syriana would like a mom, a mom and a dad, or a family of two moms. Syriana’s three wishes for a family are to respect her, be kind, and let her choose a name for the family dog. An ideal family for Syriana would be a family that has had parenting experience.

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.

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