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.

Enchanted Ice Adoption Party

Sunday, January 4th from 9am to 11am
Jordan's Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon MA  

Note: this event is open to homestudied families and families who have begun the process of
working with an agency.

A private event for waiting children and families at Enchanted Ice, the indoor skating rink at The Enchanted Village located within the Jordan's Furniture store in Avon, MA.

Leave your hats, gloves, and jackets behind as you skate to holiday music, enjoy the iconic Enchanted Village display, play "The Reindeer Game" and participate in fun activities! Ice skates will be provided...or bring  your own! A light breakfast will be served.

For registration information, e-mail Jennifer Traficanti at



Waiting Families Night
The Department of Children and Families
Lynn Area Office
330 Lynnway, Suite 201
Lynn, MA 02474

Tuesday, January 27th 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Event is for Families with Approved Home Studies

Adoption Social Workers
will be presenting Waiting Children ages 5 and older, sibling groups, and children with special needs
Please R.S.V.P.
To : or 617-542-3678 x135  and leave a message to confirm your attendance



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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