Monday's Child: Jer’Nyia, teen who wants be a lawyer, is creative and funny

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Teenager Jer’Nyia wants to be a lawyer when she grows up.

Jer'Nyia is a teenage girl who considers herself to be creative, talented and funny. She is good at making friends and enjoys singing, dancing, creating art and journaling. Jer'Nyia is intelligent and completes school assignments without issue. Art is her favorite school subject.

Legally freed for adoption, Jer'Nyia would like a family with at least one mom with or without other children in the family. Her future family must support her continued contact with her siblings and biological mother. Jer'Nyia would like to remain in Massachusetts to maintain her birth family relationship. She is a wonderful advocate for herself and will use that skill as she moves through the process.

Can I Adopt?

If you’re at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income and room in your heart, you may be a perfect match to adopt a waiting child. Adoptive parents can be single, married or partnered; experienced or not; renters or homeowners; LGBTQ+ singles and couples. As an adoptive parent, you won’t have to pay any fees; adoption from foster care is completely free in Massachusetts.

The process to adopt a child from foster care includes training, interviews and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you. These steps will help match you with a child or sibling group that your family will fit well with.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at (617) 964-6273 or visit Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.

This article originally appeared on Telegram & Gazette: Monday's Child: Jer’Nyia, teen who wants be a lawyer, is creative and funny and is up for adoption through MARE