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.

Harvest Adoption Party
Sunday, October 23, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by: DCF Southern Regional ADLU with the support of the Stone Family Adoption
Assistance Fund & MARE
Near Bridgewater, MA (location given with confirmed RSVP)

Join children ages 4 – 16, their social workers and volunteers for a day of fun at this invitation only event!
This party is by invitation/RSVP only and families are requested to RSVP to confirm license status and to receive additional details. If you are a licensed pre-adoptive family and are interested in attending, please contact your social worker/agency to let them know you wish to attend & email Mary Ward or call 508-894-3963.

Westfield Adoption Party

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Boys & Girls Club. 28 South Broad Street,
Westfield, MA 01085

Meet waiting children ages 8 and up or younger children
part of a sibling group, and chat with social workers to learn about waiting children of all ages!

This party is for in-process or already homestudied families

Family Registration
Social Workers Please contact Maurine Albano

Adoptive Families Meet and Greet
Sunday, December 4, 2016 9-11 am
Jordan’s Furniture 100 Stockwell Dr. Avon, MA 02322

Interested in learning about adoption from foster care?
Come meet adoptive parents and their children in a fun and casual atmosphere! This is an event for those new to exploring adoption and interested in learning firsthand from the families who have gone through the process.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences of different families and ask your questions. There will be activities from ice skating, arts and crafts, and board games to reindeer racing and a visit from Santa!

This is an RSVP only event

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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