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: 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 Ironstone Farm for Children with special needs

Sunday, August 9
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ironstone Farm

450 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810

  • Ironstone Farm is a horseback riding facility specializing in therapeutic riding for youth with disabilities.
  • Participate in fun activities with children
  • Children will have the opportunity to ride a horse
  • Network with social workers, other prospective adoptive parents and experienced families
  • Learn about different resources in the community available to children with special needs
  • Pizza and beverages will be provided

This event is intended only for families open to adopting a child with some degree of a physical, developmental or intellectual disability.

Please note all youth attending the party must have a waiver and medical form filled out prior to the event in order to participate. Upon registering for the event one will be sent to you.

Please click here for Family Registration
Please email Victoria Tucker or call 617-542-3678 x 135 if you have any questions

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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