BOSTON (CBS) – Michael is a friendly and engaging 13-year-old Caucasian boy who is legally free for adoption.

He is very athletic and enjoys playing sports and skateboarding.

Michael currently participates in weekly ice hockey clinics and really enjoys the sport. This past summer, he played on a community little league baseball team where he did extremely well and was described as a good team player.

He loves to play with LEGOS and keeps himself occupied for long periods of time.

Michael is in the 6th grade, and goes to school at his residential program, where he receives some special education services due to emotional needs.

Michael is highly perceptive and loves staying busy. He often offers to help out around his group home by doing extra chores. He enjoys earning special one-on-one time with his favorite staff members. Michael is very active at his program and participates in volunteer and community service projects. Overall he has been doing well in the program and has done significant work to further success towards his goal of adoption.

Michael has expressed a desire to be in a male/female home, however, his worker will consider any two-parent family where he will be the youngest child.

He does well with structure and routines, and will need parents who can provide him with supervision, and see that he receives appropriate educational and therapeutic services.

Keeping Michael engaged in community activities will help him continue to build self-confidence. The ideal family for Michael will be open to birth family contact.

To learn more about Michael, 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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