BOSTON (CBS) – Tyler is a quiet, likeable and engaging 15-year-old young man of Caucasian and Hispanic descent who likes to stay active outdoors.

Basketball is his favorite sport. Like many boys his age, he enjoys playing video games.

Articulate and polite, Tyler has expressed an interest in joining the army when he grows up. Tyler is seeking a family who will encourage his interests as well as expose him to new adventures. He is curious and open to learning.

Tyler is working hard to improve his grades as he prepares to enter high school in the fall. Tyler counts science and reading as his favorite academic subjects. In his spare time, he also enjoys reading mysteries.

Tyler has worked hard learning how to manage his behaviors in his specialized classroom. He has used his resilient attitude to utilize effective coping strategies and he shows a genuine desire to improve. Tyler is meeting with success in supportive environments and will need continued support from a family when he has behavioral issues, particularly around times of transition or stress.

Legally free for adoption, Tyler would do best in a two-parent home or a strong single parent home where he could be active on a regular basis. He would do best in a home with older children, Tyler would like to have a family who will help him to maintain contact with his birth mother and his older brother.

The ideal family would understand that it will take some time for Tyler to build a relationship with new family members, but that he could bond in time. He hopes to find a family that is good to him, gives him his own bedroom and will listen to him.

Tyler has worked hard to climb some difficult hills and with the support of an active and nurturing family, he will be able to tackle the mountains ahead.

To learn more about Tyler, 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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