Who are the Children?

The Adoption and Permanency Program works to create permanence for children and sibling groups of all races, birth to age 18, currently in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (“DCF”).

Our children usually have been involuntarily removed from their parents or other caregivers and are living in foster care or residential/group care. They have often experienced neglect, trauma of various sorts, and loss. These children have a wide range of medical, behavioral, cognitive, psychological and emotional needs and need families that will love them unconditionally and encourage and support them to reach their full potential.

The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange hosts a photolisting of Massachusetts children who are legally free for adoption. Click on the link below to see the photolisting. In addition to the children listed in the photolisting, there are many other children in Massachusetts for whom adoption is the goal, but who are not yet legally free for adoption.

See the MARE Photolisting