The road to adoption as a way to create or add to your family is different for everyone. One of the first decisions is which type of adoption best suits your family. There are three types of adoption: foster care, domestic infant, and intercountry. Regardless of the type of adoption, Massachusetts requires that all families work with a licensed adoption agency.
Learn more about the three types of adoption in this article.
ADOPTION FROM FOSTER CARE
MARE’s mission supports adoption from foster care. All of the children MARE serves are in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) and reside in either foster homes or residential facilities.
Adopting from foster care is similar to other types of adoption in that after all of the decision making, paperwork, and preparation are completed, a dream of family is fulfilled. But foster care adoptions are different in a few important ways: