The events listed below are either sponsored by MARE or by other organizations. MARE is not responsible for changes made to the event listings for other organizations. For each event, please note the sponsoring organization and appropriate contact to direct questions and comments. For any MARE event, please call 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or 1-800-882-1176 for more information.

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Families: Read our Adoption Party Guide for tips on how to interact with waiting children at these events.


Western MA Adoption Events:
Pre-Party Information Meeting
Wednesday, October 22
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Main Branch, Springfield Public Library 220 State St., Springfield
Learn about youth attending the November 9th Party
Network with area social workers
Learn from experienced adoptive families
Waiting kids will NOT be in attendance
Refreshments will be served

Westfield Adoption Party
Sunday, November 9
1:00 to 3:30 pm

Boys & Girls Club
South Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085
This party is for waiting children ages 10 and up.
1:00 - Waiting Children Arrive; 1:30 - Families Arrive
Participate in a wood working project with The Home Depot, a gymnastic and dance demonstration, arts and crafts, balloon creations and jewelry-making with wait-ing children and teens!
Pizza will be served at 1:00

Families: Register here for either or both Western MA events.

Adoption Recruitment Harvest Party
DCF Southern Regional ADLU
Near Taunton, MA (location given with confirmed RSVP)

Preparty Info Meeting for Families & Social Workers: October 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Party: October 26, 11 am - 2 pm

*Families need to attend both preparty and party

Join children ages 5 – 14, their social workers and friends for a day of fun at this invitation only event! 

**This party is by invitation/RSVP only and families are requested to attend both October 21st and October 26th.  If you are an approved family and are interested in attending, please contact your social worker/agency to let them know you wish to attend & contact us at 508-894-3963.

Spend the afternoon participating in fun activities!
- Hayrides
- Pumpkin Painting
- Donut on a string, needle in a stack and other group games
- Pizza lunch will be provided
- Animal Instincts
- Event will happen rain or shine (farm has covered space)

Please RSVP to Mary Ward @ 508-894-3963/




Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. – MARE- 45 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 617-54-ADOPT (542-3678) – 1-800-882-1176 – Fax: 617-542-1006

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