BOSTON (CBS) – Araya is a friendly, upbeat young lady who aims to please.

This 12-year-old Caucasian girl loves animals and being outdoors. Araya is sports-oriented and enjoys roller blading and running. She is also artistic and loves to write.

Currently in the fifth grade, Araya has an Individualized Education Plan to help with academics, specifically with reading and math.

arayawedchild Wednesdays Child: 12 Year Old Araya

Araya is this week’s Wednesday’s Child.

Due to a difficult history, Araya has emotional needs that she is willing to work on utilizing the services presented to her. Araya currently lives at a residential home and is ready to make the transition into a family of her own.

Legally free for adoption, Araya would benefit from a nurturing home where she would receive structure and consistency. Araya would do best in a family setting, which will allow for continued contact with her birth family, including parents and siblings. The most suitable match for Araya is a family who leads an active lifestyle so that she could pursue her interests.

Araya’s social worker is seeking a family of any constellation in which Araya is the only or youngest child with an older sibling who could be a good role model for her. Ideally, Araya would like to be in a home with a single mom, no other children and have a pet pug.

To learn more about Araya, and about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or visit The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have “a permanent place to call HOME.”


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