Giavanna and Xander want to meet their forever family

Giavanna, 10, and Xander, 12, are so excited to meet their forever family.

Giavanna (Gia) and Xander are sweet, gentle siblings. Gia enjoys reading, writing and trying new things, such as taking piano lessons. She is described as very smart, cheerful, funny and often offers help when she sees someone in need. Gia gets along well with all her peers and her teacher says she is an excellent student and a “joy in the classroom.”

Gia’s younger brother, Xander, enjoys playing video games, board games and Lego. He also enjoys basketball and takes drum lessons. Once you get to know him, Xander is very funny and witty and comes up with great one-liner jokes.

Gia and Xander would do well in a loving two-parent home. A family for Gia and Xander would support their relationship with their three younger siblings, whom they see monthly. Both Gia and Xander do well as a family and enjoy activities such as watching movies, playing games and hanging out together.

Can I adopt?

If you are at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income and room in your heart, you may be the perfect match to adopt a waiting child.

Adoptive parents can be single, married or cohabiting; experienced or not; tenants or homeowners; LGBTQ+ singles and couples. As an adoptive parent you do not have to pay any costs; Foster care adoption is completely free in Massachusetts.

The process of adopting a child from foster care includes training, interviews, and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you. These steps will help you find a group of children or siblings that your family will be a good fit for.

For more information about adopting from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at (617) 964-6273 or visit