Imagine being 15 years old. You have a positive attitude. You are excited about what the future holds. You are carefree and loving, but you are looking for a family. This is the situation the Talaysia finds itself in as we turn the calendar to 2022.

Talaysia has certainly seen her fair share of struggles, but instead of letting those challenges slow her down, this young woman has used them to bring light and love to the world.

Lisa Tankanow is a Talaysia advisor.

“She’s a great girl. She has a lot of love to give,” Tankanow said. “She has a strong desire to have a family and to have a home that she can call her own.”

Kaitlyn Poirier is Talaysia’s clinician. She describes Talaysia as “having a great, bright and bubbly personality. She’s funny with a bit of sassy. She’s fun and upbeat, and genuinely cares about people.”

If you are at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income and have room in your heart, you might be the perfect partner to adopt Talaysia.

Adoptive parents can be single, married or in a couple; experienced or not; tenants or owners; Singles and LGBTQ couples. The process of adopting a foster child requires training, interviews, and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you.

To learn more about foster care adoption, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at (617) 964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org. MARE can help you connect with a child or a group of siblings with whom your family can be a good partner.

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