BOSTON (CBS) – Casondra, who also goes by Cassy, is a resilient 15-year-old African-American teen who is legally freed for adoption.

She loves to tell jokes and make everyone laugh. She needs a family with a great sense of humor that can provide her with safety, stability, and unconditional love.

Cassy has set many goals for herself and would like to become an OB-GYN when she gets older. She believes that being adopted may help her fulfill her dreams. Cassy is eager to find a family who enjoys being active and going out to various places. When asked what she would bring to family, Cassy stated that she would bring happiness.

Cassy has dynamic interests and enjoys singing, dancing, athletics, and watching wrestling on TV. She describes herself as a happy, silly and proud girl who is fun to be around.

While she may be shy when you first meet her, Cassy is outgoing and is not afraid to let you know what is on her mind. She has done a great job making new friends in school. Cassy likes being around younger children and became a certified babysitter this year.

Cassy is an intelligent girl who enjoys school where her favorite subject is math. She has struggled academically and earned inconsistent grades, which her teachers believe is a reflection of her lack of motivation rather than her abilities.

Cassy needs someone to believe in her and help encourage her to reach her full potential. Although it may take some time for Cassy to let down her guard and let someone new in, she is capable of forming meaningful relationships.

Cassy has experienced more moves than she has birthdays, and she is ready to finally find a place that she can call home. Cassy would thrive in any family constellation that would allow her to maintain a connection with her siblings whom she cares a great deal about.

To learn more about Cassy, 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 or teen will have “a permanent place to call HOME.”


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