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Event: Adoptive Family Meet and Greet
Sponsor: MARE
Date: 12/3
Time: 8:30am - 11am

Jordan's Furniture
100 Stockwell Dr, Avon, MA 02322


Families are invited to a meet and greet event where they can learn about adoption! The event is family friendly and will include access to Jordan's Enchanted Village, ice arena, Reindeer Games, photos with Santa, and other games and crafts. Experienced adoptive families will be available to share their stories and answer questions. DCF and contract agency social workers will also be available to answer questions about the adoption process. This event is open to the public.

There will be no waiting children at this event.


Register here.

Contact Diane Tomaz with any questions at or 617-964-6273 ext. 114.

Event: DCF Southern Region Adoption Info Meetings, Canton
Sponsor: ADLU
Dates: 9/18/17, 10/16/17, 11/13/17, 12/18/17
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Canton Police Department Conference Room
1492 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021

Contact: RSVP: 508-894-3830
Event: DCF Central Region Adoption Info Meetings, Worcester
Sponsor: ADLU
Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Place: 13 Sudbury St., Worcester, MA
Contact: Valerie Fluitt 508-929-2150 (registration is not required)
Event: DCF Boston Region Adoption Info Meetings
Sponsor: Mass. Department of Children and Families (DCF) Boston
Date: Third Wednesday of each month
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Place: DCF Boston, 451 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121
Contact: Marsha Donovan, LCSW, 617-989-9209, no registration required
Event: DCF Northern Region Adoption Info Meetings, Reading
Date: 10/16/17, 11/13/17, 12/4/17
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Jordan’s Furniture: 50 Walkers Brook Dr, Reading MA 01867 IMAX Conference Room

Contact: No RSVP required- please contact Victoria if you have any questions.
Event: DCF Western Region Adoption Info Meetings, Springfield
Sponsor: Mass. Department of Children and Families (DCF)- Springfield
Date: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
Place: 140 High St.  5th floor, Springfield, MA 
Contact: For questions or to RSVP, contact Dawn Sweetman at 413-452-3369, no registration required.
Event: Foster Care and Adoption Open House
Details: An information event open to the community at the Fellowship Church in Easton. Hear from MARE staff and other foster care/adoption professionals about the adoption process.
Date: 11/12/2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: The Fellowship, Easton, MA 02375 
Contact: For questions contact Dianna Servello at 508-801-4777.



Erika & Jessy



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