Monday's Child: Berniece, 16, loves music, anime, outdoors and animals

Berniece, 16
Berniece, 16

Berniece, 16, loves music and anime.

Berniece is a kind, well-spoken young lady of African-American descent. Those who know her best describe Berniece as a caring and pleasant teen that always has a large smile on her face. She enjoys camping, spending time outdoors and having a good time with animals. Berniece also likes to draw and read journals.

Berniece is currently in the 11th grade. She enjoys school and has joined the Anime Club and the Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) Club in school. She is able to build and maintain close relationships with her peers and siblings.

Legally freed for adoption, Berniece would do well in a patient, loving family of any constellation, with or without other children in the home. A family for Berniece must be able to advocate for her in order to best support her emotional and academic needs. Berniece shares a good relationship with her birth father, whom she sees monthly, which must continue after placement.

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 go to

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