Here to make your life easier.
Director of Family Support Services
Mary Liz Nogueras
Outreach & Support Coordinator for Families of Color
Family Support Services Coordinator
We are here for you
Navigating adoption can feel overwhelming. Choosing to extend your family through adoption is one of the largest decisions you can make and the system is often complex. But it is a lot easier when you have a knowledgeable ally on your team, ready to help out.
Our Family Support team is ready to be with you every step of the way!
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FIND A MENTOR
We consistently hear from families that the most helpful support in their adoption journey is from experienced families. That's why we created our Friend of the Family mentor program - so that you can get connected with a family who has "been there and done that" and can help give you the confidence you need to move forward.
all the resources you need
Adoption and parenting can be complex. That's why we created our Learning Center to help families like you get all the information they need. It's full of helpful articles on starting the process, understanding adoption supports, transracial adoption, and much more. What are you waiting for? Go check it out!
"Biology doesn’t make a family; it’s about love.”
- The Silver family
"It's a process, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat."
- The Capato Family
"He came in as if he was born here. It was like he had been here forever...He has taught all of us here more about humility, gratefulness, thankfulness, kindness, love.”
- The Delgado Family
“The ability to adopt a sibling group is amazing because it truly is the ability to have an instant family with bonds that already exist and ones that will form and get stronger every day."
- The Tito Family
"The reality is, if you shy away from doing something because you are afraid of the risks, then you also miss out on the benefits. Admittedly, it hasn't been a piece of cake. At times it is hard for us, but part of being a family is working out difficulties together.”
- The Molano Family
"Even if you're a single parent, don’t give up. There are so many children that need to be adopted, so just be the best person you can be, use your resources, and surround yourself with a community."
- The Poehler Family
"Be open to all possibilities and the right child will find you... You never know the capability of someone; all I did was give him a home.”
- The Whitney Family
REGISTER YOUR HOMESTUDY
If you are a Massachusetts family with a current, approved home study for foster care adoption, you can submit your home study for verification, allowing you access to an additional pool of waiting children who have not yet been legally freed. You will also benefit from our matching services once you are registered.
The support available to adoptive families doesn't end once an adoption is finalized. There are still many post-adoption support resources and providers who would love to help you on your adoption journey.