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Families: please read "How to make the most of an adoption party" for tips on how to interact with waiting children at these events.

Adoption Party at The Holden Chapel
Here’s an opportunity to meet the child you’ve been waiting for! We are planning a great day for the kids, and you are invited to join the fun, meet many of the area’s waiting children, and talk with their social workers. So come out to Holden and have some pizza and some fun! You might just fall in love!

Open to Families who have already begun the Adoption Process
We ask families attending the party to please bring a nut-free dessert or healthy snack to share. This party is rain or shine as we have access to an indoor facility on the premises.

How to register
If you are a social worker or a parent/guardian bringing a minor child to the party you must fill out the attached waiver & email it back to

If you are not bringing minors, please just email your RSVP to by Friday, May 13th so we know how many to plan for. In your RSVP, please include your full name(s), address, phone number & the name of the agency that you’re working with along with your social worker’s name.

Saturday May 21, 2016 from 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Holden Chapel
279 Reservoir St. Holden, MA

For more information, call Eileen Griffin at 978-353-3629

MARE - Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. - 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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