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About Adoption

The Adoption Program at The Home for Little Wanderers is dedicated to providing permanent homes for children and offers adoption services to families interested in children of all ages. We offer couples and single persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds and religions many options for starting or adding to their families.

The Home is a full-service adoption program placing infants, children identified internationally, and waiting children from foster care. The infant/domestic adoption services include identified, open and interstate adoptions.

In addition, The Home provides MAPP training, adoption assessments, and child-specific recruitment services to DCF.

Lastly, the adoption program offers post-adoption services including support groups, search/reunion services and counseling.

Staff are available to assist families in finding the adoption program which is right for them and will answer all questions with honesty, compassion, and expertise.

The Home supports domestic adoption by gay and lesbian families.

Questions or want an application? Call us at:



The Adoption Program at The Home for Little Wanderers is affiliated with the following organizations:

  • The North American Council on Adoptable Children
  • The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
  • Adoption Community of NE
  • The American Adoption Congress
  • Adoption Professionals Association of Massachusetts
  • Joint Council on International Children's Services from North America

Our program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and accredited by The Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. If you would like to receive a copy of The Home's Board of Directors or Adoption Program budget, please contact Adoption Services at 617-288-7450.

Also, if you would like to receive in advance copies of any documents that you will be asked to sign throughout the adoption process, please let us know.  It is the Home's practice to give families various applicable documents in stages corresponding to each phase of the adoption.  Lastly, if requested The Home will provide families with statistics of The Home's provision of adoption services during the past three years.

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