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Overcoming Adoption Challenges During COVID-19
Overcoming Adoption Challenges During COVID-19

 

(WHDH) — In the time of social distancing, there is a bright spot of connection.

Janet and David Kelley welcomed 2-year-old “Little Bee,” as they call her, into their home through the foster system last fall. Now, she is officially their daughter.

“We fell in love with her right away,” Janet Labadie-Kelley said. “It was love at…

MARE seeks families to give children ‘forever homes’
MARE seeks families to give children ‘forever homes’

When couples decide to welcome a child into their family from the foster care system, it is done so with the understanding that a child will become part of a permanent and stable unit. For so many children in the foster care system, nearly 8,000 in Massachu­setts alone, the ultimate hope is to be reunited with their biological parent or extended family.

However, for approximately…

5 for Good: Local families celebrate finalized adoptions
5 for Good: Local families celebrate finalized adoptions

The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, or MARE, is raising awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families.

November is National Adoption Awareness Month.

Lisa Funaro is the executive director of MARE.

"There's over 800 kids on any given day who don't have a family identified for them," Funaro…