Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
MARE finds "a permanent place to call home" for children in foster care, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place. We do this by recruiting and supporting families throughout the adoption process, while targeting recruitment efforts to find families for specific children. So far, MARE has helped over 6,300 children join their "forever families."
News & Events

Roller Skating Party

Sunday, January 22, 2017 • 10:30am -12:30pm
Roll-On America - 90 Duval Road, Lancaster, MA • (Rt. 2 @ Exit 34)

Interested in learning about adoption from foster care?
Lace up the skates for a fun Sunday on the rink for prospective parents and waiting children alike! This is an event
for prospective parents who have been homestudied or who are taking/have completed MAPP training.

Register Here

Family Fun Day

Come and connect with other pre-adoptive families! Share your joys and challenges with others who are also adopting a child or sibling group from foster care. The kids can try out the video games MARE and Microsoft staff, while you mingle and meet with other parents.

Location: Microsoft Store
Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street
Natick, MA

Dates: January 28, 2017

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

RSVP to Diane Tomaz at

"Family is not defined by our genes. It is built and maintained through love."

We are hiring an Adoption Recruitment
Child Services Coordinator

The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), a private non-profit organization
that works to recruit adoptive homes for children waiting in foster care, is seeking a full-time
Adoption Recruitment Child Services Coordinator

For more details please click here

Gaming Party

Thanks to the Microsoft Store at Natick Collection Community Development Program, there'll be plenty of video games on hand for kids and adults alike: Minecraft, Madden 17, NBA, FIFA, Just Dance, Rock Band and more. Not a gamer? We'll also have air hockey, ping pong, board games, and outdoor basketball if the weather permits. This party is for families that have gone through MAPP training.

Location: The Zone Teen Center
585 East Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA

Dates: February 11, 2017

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Families RSVP to Diane Tomaz at

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